The skin sparkled, eyes light blue, fair, hair perfect blonde and thin blue lines running along the torso were the visible enhanced features as he held his mother’s arm with similar blue stripes and walked out.
Many similar designer babies walked out from their birth sites, some with a long neck, some fluorescent bodies, some with enhanced limbs, some muscular and many designed to the specifications. The settlement of the century-long ethical debate regarding designer babies had bloomed the Genetically enhanced human (GEH) industry.
Companies prodded over the designs and patterns, over functions and emotions, over data and skills, over every cell type as new skin tones, new mental functions were being fabricated and modified every day. The humans had finally taken evolution into their hands.
People could tune their systems to their particular demands. A Parent who wants an athlete could design more athletic muscle fibers, a greater oxygen binding capacity, bigger lungs. And intellectual could be created by code, rather than reading and experience.
Anyone could create a nice for himself right from his birth.
The designer babies were produced by a fluid chamber engraved with Nano printers.
A dark-skinned woman stood awaiting her turn, unlike others she was pregnant carrying her child.
The only one still following the primitive principles of birth.
She was escorted by a beautiful nurse to the LT.
Puzzled looks stared at her as she walked into the delivery room.
A doctor, stern face, eyes round followed the preparation.
It was a rare normal delivery being witnessed. Documentation being done. The last approved normal homo sapiens ever to come into this world.
She was the woman who opted for no enhancement, in a world of enhanced beings.
She opted for the natural biological way. When asked if the child could survive the future enhanced world, she stated that the primitive human emotions would be enough to compensate for the lack of the enhanced skills in the outside world. The grant was approved.
Whether it would survive the enhanced world, only time would tell.
But in a world were niche was everyone identity, rolling back in history and understanding basic principles of mankind would itself create a purpose for the girl to strive for. She had history to showcase.
She represented a very genuine species, a time when emotions and human interactions were the epitomai of existence.