View Poll Results: Would you sell your genetic material to be used in creating super soldiers?

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Thread: Would you sell your genetic material...?

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    Would you sell your genetic material...?

    Would you sell your genetic material for $50,000 to a government/company that wants to use some of it to create an army of super soldiers?
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    Re: Would you sell your genetic material...?

    Sure I would. Jokes on them - my genetics are crap.

    Edit: and 50k is 50k.
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    Re: Would you sell your genetic material...?

    I say no way.

    If it belongs to me to the point that I can sell it, I will determine what is done with it, and I don't care for the idea of genetically modified super soldiers. Seems like the unraveling of a future nightmare.

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    Re: Would you sell your genetic material...?

    I'm pretty sure my genetic material would just end up causing those super-soldiers to overeat and become fat and moody like me. I doubt any government would want that.
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    Re: Would you sell your genetic material...?

    Meh... I suppose most people think in the totality of their genes. But more likely it would be small snippets added together, leading to a very different final expression that is needed. Maybe those genes that people think of as "bad" would provide the bits that are most valuable.
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    Re: Would you sell your genetic material...?

    Probably. Odds are that if a government agency needs genetic material for a super soldier program then it can be accomplished via more than one possible option so I may as well profit off something that'll happen anyway. On the off chance that my genetics are the only possible way to accomplish this there are various ways to compel me to provide samples. Sure, many of them are unethical and some are illegal but that doesn't necessarily guarantee said measures won't occur. May as well take the cash while it's on the table rather than wait for compulsory options.

    If my refusal kills the project and I have absolute defense against compulsory methods of acquisition (and also against retaliation) then the issue becomes more iffy.
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    Re: Would you sell your genetic material...?

    No. It's because of ethics to me. Why would we need super soldiers? Gosh it reminds me if Judge Dredd with 'all the best judge DNA.' If you've seen the first one. The last thing we need is to tamper with DNA like that.
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    Re: Would you sell your genetic material...?

    they can kiss my butt to get the sample
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    Re: Would you sell your genetic material...?

    Maybe for $100,000.

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    Re: Would you sell your genetic material...?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    Probably. Odds are that if a government agency needs genetic material for a super soldier program then it can be accomplished via more than one possible option so I may as well profit off something that'll happen anyway. On the off chance that my genetics are the only possible way to accomplish this there are various ways to compel me to provide samples. Sure, many of them are unethical and some are illegal but that doesn't necessarily guarantee said measures won't occur. May as well take the cash while it's on the table rather than wait for compulsory options.

    If my refusal kills the project and I have absolute defense against compulsory methods of acquisition (and also against retaliation) then the issue becomes more iffy.
    Absolutely true - that's why I started my own response with "If it belongs to me to the point that I can sell it..."

    Actually, everybody leaves their genetic material all over everything, so if somebody wanted it, that person would just have to pick it up. In fact, if you've had a genetic test done (23 and Me, for example) you've paid money to give somebody your genetic material who can then sell it to whomever they please, without asking you (i.e.: you no longer own your genetic information. Hope you read the contract...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    No. It's because of ethics to me. Why would we need super soldiers? Gosh it reminds me if Judge Dredd with 'all the best judge DNA.' If you've seen the first one. The last thing we need is to tamper with DNA like that.
    Yup - the stuff of fiction is now reality. I was reading Dean Koontz Twilight Eyes when I started wondering about the ethics of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    they can kiss my butt to get the sample
    LOL - technically, that's one way to get it.
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