Q. And if these things did happen, would they be good for society or bad for society?
|Good for society|
|Good for society||Neither good nor bad||Bad for society||Don’t know||Men||Women||Aged 18-34||Aged 35-54||Aged 55+|
|People needing an organ transplant will have new organs made for them in a laboratory||67%||17%||7%||9%||65%||68%||69%||63%||70%|
|Humans will live in colonies on other planets||24%||38%||19%||18%||29%||19%||26%||28%||18%|
|Humans will be able to control the weather||20%||26%||38%||16%||24%||16%||17%||23%||20%|
|Parents will be able to alter the DNA of their offspring before birth to produce smarter, healthier children||17%||21%||49%||12%||20%||15%||18%||19%||15%|
|Computers will be as effective as people in creating music, novels, movies and paintings||15%||33%||40%||11%||17%||14%||17%||16%||13%|
|People will be able to live to 150 years old||13%||32%||41%||14%||15%||11%||15%||15%||9%
67% think that people needing an organ transplant having new organs made for them in a laboratory will be good for society. Humans living on other planets is more likely to be seen as neither good nor bad for society (38%).
The other issues canvassed were more likely to be considered bad for society, especially being able to alter the DNA of children before birth (
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