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Writer's Block: Copy that

How do you feel about human cloning? Do you think the long-term societal impact will be positive or negative? Why?

Cloning would be just another way for people to be "born". A person that has self-awareness will end up with similar rights to any other person weather created by the current usual ways or other possible exotic ways in future. So, I guess the long term significance of cloning by itself will probably be insignificant. The big questions would come from tampering with Human DNA be it acquired for one person [cloning] or from two or more. What would be allowed to change in the DNA to create a new person qualifying as a human and how moral is experimenting with that would be a big challenge and subject of huge debates. For example, just picking sports, would we allow a genetically enhanced human to compete in a sport event or "they" would have their own sports or in sports human will be categorized based on their genetic profile the same way they are categorized by weight in some sports today etc.

Talked to oneself

OK. Here we go; I only opened this account so I can post a note on G R R Martin's "not a blog", but, well! a blank text box is calling so let's type. Good thing is no one else is going to read this so I can't embarrass myself too much. It will be like writing to myself and god knows I feel I haven't talked or written to myself nearly enough. Enough for the first post let's see how it goes from here...

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