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Better Kids, By Design (The Movie)
Lorigen Engineering   Aug 23, 2010   Jim  

As part of the promotion of the forthcoming film “Jim” the producers have set up a site for a genetic enhancement firm Lorigen Engineering.

On the Lorigen site they have a parody of the IEET’s concern about universal access to enhancement technologies:


We believe that everyone has the right to secure their genetic legacy and build a better future for themselves and their children. We also know that the kind of assurance we offer isn’t cheap, and that for some of the less fortunate among us it may even seem unattainable.

That’s why we’ve come up with some innovative assistance programs to help people in these difficult financial times achieve their dreams. Our new Genet-Assist® financial aid packages can help you design the child of your dreams within the budget you can afford. Our “Future Earnings Metrics” can help to determine the potential economic output of your enhanced child so you can make the tough decisions with confidence. In fact, we’re so confident in the predictive power of this new system that we’ll even help finance your package by taking equity out of your child’s projected value in the form of a loan and applying it toward the design and birth processes. And if that’s still not enough, we’re working with members of Congress right now on a new federal assistance program that will help you to defer the interest and offset some of the costs through tax credits and rebates. All so you can rest assured that your child’s future is secure and bright.

Not exactly what we have in mind when we talk about “access.”

I wonder how soon will we get to watch such commercials on tv
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