The Greatest mind of modern times late Stephen Hawking predicted once in never seen before essay that the wealthy people will create a new race of ‘superhumans’ by editing the DNA and the world will be overtake by them.
He wrote: “I am sure that during this century, people will discover how to modify both intelligence and instincts such as aggression. “Laws will probably be passed against genetic engineering with humans. But some people won’t be able to resist the temptation to improve human characteristics, such as memory, resistance to disease and length of life.”
The author of A Brief History of Time also wrote that those who cannot afford these modifications, who he called “unimproved humans”, will eventually “die out” because they cannot compete with this new race. He added: “Once such superhumans appear, there will be significant political problems with unimproved humans, who won’t be able to compete. “Presumably, they will die out, or become unimportant. Instead, there will be a race of self-designing beings who are improving at an ever-increasing rate.” The professor, who died in March, made the comments that refer to DNA-editing techniques such a Crispr-Cas9, which was invented six years ago.
It is a DNA-editing system that allows scientists to modify bad genes or add new ones, and it has been used to treat children that were predisposed to serious illnesses such as an otherwise incurable cancer.