I hope this subject isn’t too pessimistic, but…
What would it mean if a global disaster wiped out all but 2% of the world’s population?
That would leave about 1,400,000 people!
Well, that would be much better than wiping out 100%.
Total destruction would be the worst scenario that could happen.
2% survival is a better scenario.
Because the population left could continue to progress in science, art and future discoveries.
Saving 2% would be great because humans are what makes this world unique!
So, a world with humans is far richer than a world without humans.
Would it be so bad if the remainder of the people, through scientific advancement, started cloning humans?There would only be a gender difference (men and women).
Otherwise people would differ only with regard to their inner moral character so judgements would have a less superficial basis than before.
The cloning would mean people would have a greater regard for each other.
Also, cultural diversity would disappear and there would be no more conflict or injustice arising from nationality.
Some people think cloning humans would be a global worst scenario.
Lets look at the Pros and Cons:
Would it be so wrong to produce a cloned human?
Some would say: A person has the right to a genetically unique nature and they also have the right to an open future.
Would it bother you if there was another you roaming around?
Is uniqueness so important?
No one is against twins!
As far as an open future –you would have it because your inner character would be different.
Elimination of defective genes would be an important Pro.
Cloned children wouldn’t suffer from genetic diseases.
Increased chances of producing healthy people by cloning healthy human cells.
Cloning would change the world in a positive way.
You could clone people with high intellect so the clone would offer potential benefits to others.
Cure disorders by cloning perfectly compatible organs.
Cloned organ banks would save people who otherwise would die.
Organs would be available immediately.
Faster Aging–Older cells are used for cloning which might create premature aging.
Reduced Individuality–A human clone is a brand new set of life with unique preferences, but would we lose individuality?
Not necessarily, just because a clone would have the ability to be intellectual, doesn’t mean they have to be.
Cloning interferes with nature–Cloning is an artificial process and things could go wrong, a life could be altered or changed negatively.
So, human extinction would be a terrible loss in science, art, literature, technology and medicine plus all the wonders of human greatness.
But the 2% that survived could start from scratch, so to speak, but they would have scientific knowledge already.
So, the 1,400,000 left after the disaster would produce a…
BRAVE NEW WORLD, with intelligent clones!!!