Huomisen mies, 1963

Popular Science, November 1963:

-- In other words, instead of modifying the ship, modify the man. Simple as it sounds, a proposal like this rouses tremendous opposition. We have inherited a tradition of the natural man, the perfect physical specimen impossible to improve. Medicine has in the past confined itself to restoring the patient to this natural state and left it to cults and quacks to offer programs for developing superhuman powers.

Man can be improved. What’s more, people have been working on it for centuries. The only difference now is that science can take a hand and speed up the process.

It isn’t the science-fiction fantasists who are being unrealistic, but conservative scientists.

It we don’t, the Russians will.

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