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6th Jan '15 12:29:23 PM poi99
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** Genetic modification techniques would be very expensive; only the rich and powerful people could afford to afford Transhuman technology and have "super babies". These "super babies" born from the elite outclass "natural" children and gain an advantage over them. Thus, class conflict is merged with genetic conflict.

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** Genetic modification techniques would be are very expensive; only the rich and powerful people could afford to afford Transhuman technology and have "super babies". These "super babies" born from the elite outclass "natural" children and gain an advantage over them. Thus, class conflict is merged with genetic conflict.
5th Sep '14 1:44:37 PM VPhantom
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* '''Deconstructed''':** Genetic modification techniques would be very expensive; only the rich and powerful people could afford to afford Transhuman technology and have "super babies". These "super babies" born from the elite outclass "natural" children and gain an advantage over them. Thus, class conflict is merged with genetic conflict.

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* '''Deconstructed''':** '''Deconstructed''':
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Genetic modification techniques would be very expensive; only the rich and powerful people could afford to afford Transhuman technology and have "super babies". These "super babies" born from the elite outclass "natural" children and gain an advantage over them. Thus, class conflict is merged with genetic conflict.



* '''Reconstructed''':
** Strict laws are enacted (and enforced) that dictate when, where, and how LegoGenetics are to be used. (i.e. they are used to get rid of genetic diseases, not to create "super babies" or homogenize society. Everyone has advantages and disadvantages, like normal.

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* '''Reconstructed''':
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'''Reconstructed''': Strict laws are enacted (and enforced) that dictate when, where, and how LegoGenetics are to be used. (i.e. they are used to get rid of genetic diseases, not to create "super babies" or homogenize society. Everyone has advantages and disadvantages, like normal.
5th Sep '14 11:24:38 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* '''Parodied''': Determining the "desirable" traits is done on a sheet of paper and with a roll of a die, much like in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. BonusPoints if the parents also apply copious amounts of MinMaxing in order to create the "perfect" baby. For example: A mute midget with no social skills that has great combat prowess and supreme hacking skills!

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* '''Parodied''': Determining the "desirable" traits is done on a sheet of paper and with a roll of a die, much like in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. BonusPoints if the The parents also apply copious amounts of MinMaxing in order to create the "perfect" baby. For example: A mute midget with no social skills that has great combat prowess and supreme hacking skills!



* '''Deconstructed''':
** With all these "super babies" running around, that could have negative effects on natural population. Furthermore, these genetic modification techniques would be very expensive; only the rich and powerful people could afford to afford Transhuman technology and have "super babies". These "super babies" born from the elite outclass "natural" children and gain an advantage over them, imposing a permanent aristocracy that the Naturals could never hope to compete against. As a result, {{Social Darwinis|t}}m and class conflicts are only made worse, and the Naturals develop envy and resentment against the Transhuman elite, which may lead to another war and arms race. It could also be used by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a Mad Scientist or evil empire]] to create a "[[UltimateLifeForm perfect race]]" that will annihilate the Naturals once and for all.
** [[KlingonscientistsGetNorespect Everyone tries to make their offspring]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corporate executives]] [[{{Anvilicious}} and that leads to there being no actual workers]]
** Despite being genetically modified, Alice and Bob's child is still imperfect physically and mentally due to their upbringing and experiences. Nurture ends up prevailing over nature.

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* '''Deconstructed''':
** With all these "super babies" running around, that could have negative effects on natural population. Furthermore, these genetic
'''Deconstructed''':** Genetic modification techniques would be very expensive; only the rich and powerful people could afford to afford Transhuman technology and have "super babies". These "super babies" born from the elite outclass "natural" children and gain an advantage over them, imposing a permanent aristocracy them. Thus, class conflict is merged with genetic conflict.
**The science is played realistically, and it's established early on
that the Naturals could never hope to compete against. As whole idea of a result, {{Social Darwinis|t}}m 'perfect race' is absurd: nurture plays as much a role as nature, and class conflicts are only made worse, and the Naturals develop envy and resentment against the Transhuman elite, which may lead to another war and arms race. It could also be environment matters. The technology is used by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a Mad Scientist or evil empire]] mostly to create a "[[UltimateLifeForm perfect race]]" that will annihilate eliminate genetic diseases and to reduce the Naturals once and for all.
** [[KlingonscientistsGetNorespect Everyone tries
human costs involved in adjusting to make their offspring]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corporate executives]] [[{{Anvilicious}} and that leads to there being no actual workers]]
** Despite being genetically modified, Alice and Bob's child is still imperfect physically and mentally due to their upbringing and experiences. Nurture ends up prevailing over nature.
new environments.



** Everyone can make their offspring corporate executives because machines do all the manual labour more efficiently anyway.
** The "perfect" race actually does end up working out pretty well.
** The science is actually played realistically, and it's established early on that the whole idea of a 'perfect race' is absurd: nurture plays as much a role as nature, and environment matters. The technology is used mostly to eliminate genetic diseases and to reduce the human costs involved in adjusting to new environments.
17th Sep '13 7:31:59 PM VPhantom
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* '''Exaggerated''': The resultant embryo has genes that code for supernatural powers, as well as being [[ChildProdigy extraordinarily gifted]].

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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The resultant embryo has genes that code for supernatural powers, as well as being [[ChildProdigy extraordinarily gifted]].
17th Sep '13 5:45:14 PM memememememe
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** With all these "super babies" running around, that could have negative effects on natural population. Furthermore, these genetic modification techniques would be very expensive; only the rich and powerful people could afford to ''have'' "super babies". These "super babies" outclass "natural" children and gain an advantage over them, imposing a permanent aristocracy that the Naturals could never hope to compete against. As a result, {{Social Darwinis|t}}m and class conflicts are only made worse, and the Naturals develop envy and resentment against the Transhuman elite, which may lead to another war and arms race. It could also be used by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a Mad Scientist or evil empire]] to create a "[[UltimateLifeForm perfect race]]" that will annihilate the Naturals once and for all.

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** With all these "super babies" running around, that could have negative effects on natural population. Furthermore, these genetic modification techniques would be very expensive; only the rich and powerful people could afford to ''have'' afford Transhuman technology and have "super babies". These "super babies" born from the elite outclass "natural" children and gain an advantage over them, imposing a permanent aristocracy that the Naturals could never hope to compete against. As a result, {{Social Darwinis|t}}m and class conflicts are only made worse, and the Naturals develop envy and resentment against the Transhuman elite, which may lead to another war and arms race. It could also be used by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a Mad Scientist or evil empire]] to create a "[[UltimateLifeForm perfect race]]" that will annihilate the Naturals once and for all.
17th Sep '13 5:43:56 PM memememememe
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* '''Straight''': AliceAndBob seek out the help of the local MadScientist to create a [[MarySue "super baby"]].

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* '''Straight''': AliceAndBob seek out the help of the local MadScientist to create a [[MarySue [[TransHuman "super baby"]].



** The resultant embryo is a GodModeSue.



** Alice and Bob are carriers of a serious genetic condition (such as Tay-Sachs disease or Huntington's disease or Cystic Fibrosis or haemophilia or even a hereditary form of diabetes), and are seeking to use LegoGenetics to not pass those genes onto their kids and end up torturing them. They only want to modify those genes, not to create "super babies".

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** Alice and Bob are carriers of a serious genetic condition (such as Tay-Sachs disease or Huntington's disease or Cystic Fibrosis or haemophilia or even a hereditary form of diabetes), and are seeking to use LegoGenetics to not pass those genes onto their kids and end up torturing them. They only want to modify those genes, allow their children to live normal lives, not to create "super babies".



** With all these "super babies" running around, that could have negative effects on natural population. Furthermore, these genetic modification techniques would be very expensive; only wealthy people could afford to ''have'' "super babies". And then these "super babies" end up outclassing "normal" children and gaining an advantage over them. It's {{Social Darwinis|t}}m all around. It could also be used by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName an evil government]] to homogenize society to create a "perfect" race

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** With all these "super babies" running around, that could have negative effects on natural population. Furthermore, these genetic modification techniques would be very expensive; only wealthy the rich and powerful people could afford to ''have'' "super babies". And then these These "super babies" end up outclassing "normal" outclass "natural" children and gaining gain an advantage over them. It's them, imposing a permanent aristocracy that the Naturals could never hope to compete against. As a result, {{Social Darwinis|t}}m all around. and class conflicts are only made worse, and the Naturals develop envy and resentment against the Transhuman elite, which may lead to another war and arms race. It could also be used by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName an a Mad Scientist or evil government]] to homogenize society empire]] to create a "perfect" race"[[UltimateLifeForm perfect race]]" that will annihilate the Naturals once and for all.
26th May '13 9:35:25 AM AnoSa
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** The science is actually played realistically, and it's established early on that the whole idea of a 'perfect race' is absurd: nurture plays as much a role as nature, and environment matters. The technology is used mostly to eliminate genetic diseases and to reduce the human costs involved in adjusting to new environments.
24th Feb '13 9:53:14 PM VPhantom
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* '''Parodied''': Determining the "desirable" traits is done on a sheet of paper and with a roll of a die, much like in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.

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* '''Parodied''': Determining the "desirable" traits is done on a sheet of paper and with a roll of a die, much like in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. BonusPoints if the parents also apply copious amounts of MinMaxing in order to create the "perfect" baby. For example: A mute midget with no social skills that has great combat prowess and supreme hacking skills!
24th Feb '13 9:45:54 PM VPhantom
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* '''Justified''': Alice and Bob are carriers of a serious genetic condition (such as Tay-Sachs disease or Huntington's disease or Cystic Fibrosis or haemophilia or even a hereditary form of diabetes), and are seeking to use LegoGenetics to not pass those genes onto their kids and end up torturing them. They only want to modify those genes, not to create "super babies".

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Alice and Bob are carriers of a serious genetic condition (such as Tay-Sachs disease or Huntington's disease or Cystic Fibrosis or haemophilia or even a hereditary form of diabetes), and are seeking to use LegoGenetics to not pass those genes onto their kids and end up torturing them. They only want to modify those genes, not to create "super babies".
24th Feb '13 9:30:27 PM AnoSa
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** AliceAndBob live in a world where it is perfectly routine to have your local friendly MadScientist make sure your embryos have all genetic diseases removed--and to AliceAndBob [[ValuesDissonance this is part of being a responsible parent]].
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