Letters, May 10, 1971

My Grandson, the Robot

Sir: I used to lie awake nights imagining the suffering of my yet unborn grandchildren in the ecological nightmare of the future.

Now you have shown me that the genetically altered "Superbeings" of the future [April 19], with their pushbutton chest consoles and "drug cafes" may be able to endure anything that future holds through chemical adjustments, and so avoid all "human" suffering. Why should I lose sleep over my grandson, the robot?


Sir: Your article on the New Genetics is by far the foulest thing...

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