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Physicist, Startup Founder, Blogger, Dad

Thursday, February 24, 2011

In transit

I'm back in Asia now.

I splurged and went for the business class upgrade. Well worth it as I was able to sleep about 4 hours and ended up sitting next to someone that may be a valuable contact in the future. Global elites, indeed.

Here's the Narita Red Carpet Club, which has showers, sushi, booze and wifi.

5 comments:

ZZ said...

If you meet with some BGI people would you mind asking them how long it will be before we can use IVF to select for high-IQ kids?

Also, given the number of genes impacting IQ, is it possible their research identifying them won't have much application outside of the studied ethnic groups?

L R Coco said...

Selecting high-IQ kids?

I am pretty liberal (even for a Western European) but sometimes a worry a bit about where this is going to end. Are we going to order our children? Selecting hair color, IQ, ... If you would have time, I would love to see spending some thoughts on this issue.

Btw: you seem to travel a lot, do you get any work done in the meanwhile?

Zz said...

10-20 years is longer than I'd guess. Make 30 embryos, check them for all the IQ genes that have been identified, choose the a couple that you like the best and implant. That doesn't seem too hard.

dabacon said...

Can you still adhere to DoE regulations by using a code share?

steve hsu said...

Yes. But it my case I didn't have a better alternative than UAL.

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