I've never understood why people shied away from Eugenics in such a fashion. True, it has been used for evil, but so have the principles of physics (nuclear weapons), but it has given use benefits.
I would like to see regulation of child production. Not just to make sure that more crack babies aren't produced, but to make sure our population doesn't grow out of control. I was thinking that the eligibility for having a child would be based on the intelligence, past history or any crimes, and from interviews between the parents and a non-biased third party (perhaps a marriage counselor). Things like sexual preference and race would not be considered. If the people were compatible (ie: wouldn't end up fighting to the point where the child could be hurt), had a good history (wouldn't be raising another racist child, etc, morals wise), and didn't have a history of illicit substances which could affect the child, then they're welcome to have one (or two, no more)..
30-40 years after something like this was started, everyone would take it for granted (like we do the TV and phone). Chances are, any abuses of such a service would be shaken out in the first 10 years or so. Our society would be healthy, probably less crime, more intelligence on average (we can hope), and with the same wonderful mix of skin colours, eye colours, hair colours, and sexual preferences/identities that we see today. The problem is that not everyone is as pragmatic as I am. :-(
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