S: Nice spectacles, I really like the frame, although they do make you seem like a boring accountant. Wait, I forgot you are a boring accountant.
A: At least I'm not a swindling lawyer unlike you. Anyway, I don't think I'm going to keep these, they sit awkwardly on my nose and they give me a headache. I wish I could get a surgical procedure done which solves this damned weak eyesight once and for all, but being hereditary, I'm stuck with this.
S: Well, if they perfect DNA modification in the next few years, they can tweak your genome so that your offspring don't have it. They can fix the family diabetic history too, an maybe have a shot at getting rid of the hereditary balding in your family. Genetic modification has come a long way my friend.
A: You are saying that I can pick and choose what part of my genetic sequence I want to transfer to my children and what I want to leave out? That is nothing short of miraculous. People can be freed from so many diseases and ailments, it can revolutionist medicine.
S: Yes it will, but it goes further, we can modify other genetic sequences to our liking too. You can make your children genetically stronger, smarter and quicker. You can even change their physical appearance, do you want your kid to have blonde hair, black skin and oriental features? It can be done.
A: See this is when I start feeling uneasy with scientific development, scientist don't question if the should, they just wonder if they can. I'm not to comfortable with the notion of made to order, designer babies. What gives the parent a right to decide what predispositions their children might have? What gives the rich the right to have genetically superior children while the rest play at the birth lottery?
S: All valid moral question, ones that are being debated by ethics broads as we speak. But had the scientist stopped to consider if he should, than this amazing opportunity at eliminating diseases like cancer and Alzheimer would have never occurred. Genetic modification gives us the ability to master our own body.
A: No, it gives you the illusion that you are playing God, and that excites you.