"Bobby Tables," but in a CRISPR baby
"CRISPR baby tables"
@bgcarlisle crispr baby Trojan horse
@ldopa On the day they turn 18
"Do you, Chris PR, consent to having your genome sequenced by Exploitra Industries?"
Chris: Oh I was *born* for this
@bgcarlisle i mean think about it: parents who otherwise could not afford genetically enhancing their baby would get an opportunity to do it based on a subscription model. instead of paying for a lifetime of being genetically enhanced beforehand, they could opt for the free trial + subsequent subscription model, and it would be essentially a pay-what-you-use model for the child from that point on.
@bgcarlisle of course, the genetically enhanced would have to pick some kind of licensing model in order to create derivative works by having children of their own, but i'm sure companies will come up with attractive options for different budgets.
@zalandocalrissian This is why you need the AGPL in your genome
@bgcarlisle lawyers will show up every time you attempt to have sex with someone who's genes are proprietary.
@bgcarlisle of course it'd always be easier/cheaper to have children with someone who's genes have been optimized by the same company.
@bgcarlisle More likely futures:
Elites packing their DNA with defenses against unwanted sequencing.
Purpose-bred servants for ritual sacrifice in rich people crime scenes to make evidence collection hazardous.
Your parents' student debt records get CRISPR'd into you, binding your whole lineage into perpetual debt bondage.
@bgcarlisle poor little bobby tables
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