CRISPR changes everything so if you haven’t heard of it yet, you should read more about it here
. It will transform the way we live - making it possible to remove hereditary diseases
. This is not very controversial, but it also makes possible things like altering eye colour and intelligence. Much more controversial and society changing. If you have not seen Gattaca
, it is worth a watch - it focuses on the negative aspects of how this can affect a society.
Surprisingly, politicians in the EU have already been weighing up the impact of this (and Artificial Intelligence/robotics) to the extent they are already considering restrictions
. Balancing innovation and regulation is a difficult balancing act.