Looking into the crystal bowl
2020- : Pre-implantation testing has become the norm. The sorting society is a reality
2025: The “perfect” embryo (our subject) is chosen based on predictions from genetic testing.
2026: Subject is born. Tests-results: “Everything as expected, all is well”.
2026-2036: Social interactions deviates from the planned course. Subject not as outgoing and happy as predicted. Social “incidents” and “minor traumas” may have impacted on behaviour.
2034-2046: Athletic abilities fall short of target. Ruptured tendon. Subject is putting on more weight than expected.
2044-2047: Academic results declining. Depression despite lack of predisposition ?
2047-2057: Professional career fails to reach target.
2058-2060: Social decline, lack of permanent adress. Subject in psychiatric care.
2060 – : Subject’s condition improved. Dismissed from further care. Genetic determinism abandonded as any form of guiding principle for future plans.
More from the crystal bowl
2030- :Pre-implantation genetic testing for personality traits and physical ability becomes out of fashion. “Natural” child birth increases in popularity.
Turns out we couldn’t eliminate unpredictability. Come to think of it, that wasn’t to hard to predict.