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GEAB July 2021

The monthly bulletin of LEAP (European Laboratory of Political Anticipation) - 15 Jul 2021

Human genetic engineering: augmented humanity as a legacy?

When anticipations are being regularly published, as is the case of the GEAB, “the future is already here” is a very innocent phrase. Although, it rarely resonates as eloquently as it does when we speak of the modification of the human genome: acquiring control over the DNA of an unborn person, i.e., controlling the biological heredity of human reproduction, in other words directing the evolution of the species. This was largely unattainable not long ago, even for an author like Aldous Huxley, and probably still is today for a large majority of the population.

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The process of distancing man from nature was inaugurated a very long time ago, perhaps when he invented fire, or even before that, when he invented the first tools. The [...]

The differentiation between sex and reproduction, characteristic of human beings, is not new. Indeed, if humans have learned to control their fertility, they have never been fully able to control [...]

The traditional family model has been changing dramatically over the past few decades. Originally (until only a few decades or years ago), family was defined as a lasting union (marriage) [...]

Build Noah's arks... quickly! As we have seen, there is something eminently Nietzschean about the visions of the future emerging under ​the Anglo-Saxon revolution, in terms of sex, gender, family and [...]

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