Duration: 12:04 min

Is gene editing good or bad?

Sadhguru in conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | Question 06

It’s about designer babies, okay? Now if you think about it, the whole thought of a designer baby is scary. But if you think about saying, okay, I can actually make sure that the same case that I talked about. That, you know, you are in this moral quandary about giving birth to a child with a genetic defect. But yet you can have, you know, gene editing technology to fix that genetic defect and actually give birth to a normal child. So there’s a good side of designer babies but there’s also a very scary side of designer babies because, like you said, human beings don’t necessarily know where to stop. And you might want to have these super humans with the highest IQ. You know this has been done in even Hitler’s time. They tried to develop these super humans. And through various experiments, nasty and horrific experiments. But it can also happen today. And whilst you need regulation against such things happening, you will still have people who will be able to do this, maybe some countries will say, why don’t we indulge in these kinds of technologies to create a super race in our country. How do you deal with this?


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