Ask A Genius 220 – Genetic Terrorism
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
July 6, 2017
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Rick Rosner: Genetic terrorism; I don’t know if it’ll happen in the real world, I think it’s a great thought point for science fiction. The genetic engineers go rogue and they start infecting humanity with genes that are intended to improve the world.
Now that thought point could be used in a whole variety of contexts. The rogue engineers start infecting people with viruses that are supposed to get people super powers and then the gene tweaks go override and you get maybe some super heroes but you also get some super mutants that.
Maybe that’s basically X-Men anyway. But the thought point would be those genetic terrorists… Those conservative politicians who rile against genetic engineers saying that we’re playing God, they don’t want to get old and die as God intended and then terrorist hit these old curmudgeons with age reversal genes and then the curmudgeons have to either fake continuing to be old or renounce their positions.
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