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Will you like to be cloned?

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No I wouldn't like to be cloned. Basically what that would mean would be that a baby with my exact genetic makeup would be born. Although in some ways I'm sure I have some good genes, there is nothing that remarkable about my genetic makeup, I don't really see what having my clone around could do for me, or the clone, except be a bit weird. It is really not worth the hassle.

I guess the embryo could be frozen and only be born after my death. But just because my clone would have my genes it wouldn't actually be 'me'. It would be like one of a pair of identical twins died and the other was alive. The clone wouldn't have my memories, and might not have my personality. There would be no connection between her and me, I would still be dead. Again I don't see the point of that, it would be a bit weird that's all.

On the other hand I would happily undergo medical cloning, if it was possible to do and if I needed it. It's not possible to do, but it might be in the future, to clone DNA from, say, my skin cell, and grow it into a new heart, or liver, or whatever organ I might have failing. That would be most excellent because it would reduce the pressure on donated organs today, and it would also mean that wouldn't have to take immuno suppresant drugs. So yes, I would be cloned for medical purposes, but not to produce another human being.

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I would love to have an identical twin. I think it would be a cool experience.

I think science should actually try to clone a human being, but only one or two, and for constructive reasons. By cloning a human being, they just might discover the difference between the brain and mind.
They might discover that consciousness is seperate from, and not a function of, the flesh brain.

Compare me, an individual human being, born with a consciousness and conscious awareness, with a clone of me created by DNA alone. Consciousness cannot be duplicated nor can science create it. Study my behavior and compare it with that of the clone and document the differences. Will we think exactly alike? Will the clone be able to think at all? Will the clone have an ability to learn, love and feel like I do?

I think all of the misconceptions science has about mind, brain and individual consciousness
will be better understood and they may finally admit that we are more than what we appear to be and consciousness is not a function of the flesh brain.

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ONLY if technology would allow for my brain to be transplanted into the cloned body. Then yes. I would very much like to be cloned. I don't like the prospect of death. If there was ever a way to truly become immortal, this would be the means to it.

Now granted, there are ethical arguments I'm sure that would be against it. For example, even when we clone animals, the animal is a copy, but also has a separate brain. Would it be unethical to shut off the brain of my clone to insert my own? I don't know.

But imagine hitting age 60 or 70, or dying tragically, and having a clone to have your brain transplanted into? It is rather intriguing if you ask me.

At 5 pm you die on the highway in a pileup. At 10pm you are in recovery with a new body, but you are still you. Fascinating.

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This is a social psychology question. The issue is whether we want to have an individual identity although we are all social creatures. The conclusion so far is that we all desire to be part of a social group or groups (except for the true hermits). Yet all of we want individuation. For example, some people may want to look cool like a badass rapper but no badass rapper will want to dress, talk and act the same way. They would look like a bunch of clown. So anybody who wants to be cloned perhaps have not seriously thought through the implications. This is an interesting question. Thank you.

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I would love to have another me to hang out with. I really like myself, and I could definitely see more of me having a positive impact on the world. Also, it would be awesome to have another me to help with the kids and the cooking.
In all seriousness though, I don't much like the idea of no longer being unique to the universe. So, if I wasn't being silly, I would probably answer a resounding no to this question.

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Cloning would result in a an exact copy of me. I really don't see how this would benefit me so I would not be a big fan of this. Besides, if the clone turns out to be better at stuff, it would be pretty embarrassing for me.

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Another one like me will be disastrous. One of me is good enough.

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