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  • -Who gets to be cloned? Who is considered clone-worthy and who is not would be extremely revealing of a society's values. -Cloning humans might provide a definitive answer to the question of whether genetics or environment shapes our characters. I.e. two clones - thus controlling for genetic variation - could be raised in different environments. The data gathered based on observations of the degrees to which they differed or were the same would perhaps be the psychobiological insight of all time. -The idea that people could clone themselves to use as organ donors. The quandry is twofold: first, it would be wealthy people who could do this. Secondly, creating a human simply as a glorified spare tire is ethically questionable at best. -Humans have unique genetic codes that are central to contemporary notions of the individual. Having multiple people with the same genes would force human society to re-examine its deep ideas of the "individual".
  • I don't think there would be much of an economic situation since only the rich and elite could afford them. Of course theny would use some for soldiers and the rest of them I think would be used as body gaurds or stand-ins. I think the reality of it is people would rather have cloned body parts to replace their own failing parts and that would not require you cloning a whole person. Of course we could implant our brains into a new cloned version of ourselves and in essence live forever...another reason it will be kept for the elite...the rest of us will just have to deal with HMOs and second rate hospitals

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