From Pew Research, the following table ranks twenty participating countries by how accepting their populations are of “scientific research on gene editing”. Net support is calculated by taking the percentages by country who deem it “appropriate” and subtracting from them the percentages who perceive it to be “misusing technology”. Because at least a plurality in every country except for the very inegalitarian India deems such research to be bad, 19 of the 20 values are negative:
|2) South Korea||-1|
|5) Great Britain||-24|
|13) United States||-37|
|19) Czech Republic||-50|
The dragon in the room, or rather not in the room, is China, which was unfortunately not among the surveyed countries. Taiwan and Singapore are mostly ethnically Chinese, so it plausible falls in a similar range.
Whatever the Chinese public’s misgivings are, if China has not yet overtaken the US as the world leader in CRISPR patents, it will do so soon. While Western Wokeism wages war on these advancements, Asia is going to increasingly be driving and taking advantage of them. While we’re pretending people are things they are not, the Han will be busy unlocking the full human potential of their people. It’s yet another reason why the 21st will be the Chinese century.