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Old 02-28-2017, 12:32 AM
Francis Vaughan Francis Vaughan is offline
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Originally Posted by adaher View Post
We'll probably also be able to augment our intelligence and perhaps stop aging. That would restore natural selection in favor of positive traits, since if we're not aging and dying of natural causes then the morons get themselves killed in other ways.
There will almost certainly be variations on how well augmentation and longevity treatments work across the populace. These will almost certainly be partly genetic in origin.

So, those for which the treatments work best will stop ageing and get really smart. This tends to reduce the reproduction rate. Those for which the treatments don't work so well, will thus tend to out-reproduce those for which the treatments work.