Genetic experimentation and augmentation could create real-life X-Men within as little as 30 years.
Evolution may no longer be the major factor in the development of our species according to a two-day summit in which scientists talked to the MoD's Development Concepts and Doctrine Centre about the potential for future advances. Instead, genetic modification could produce superhuman capabilities not dissimilar to those seen in the X-Men comics or in TV series such as Heroes.
"Advancements in gene technology could lead to a class of genetically superior humans by 2045," a report on the summit stated. "Human augmentation is likely to increase over the next 30 years. Discussions highlighted that it is possible that advances in biology, unequally shared across society, could generate genetic inequality."
"The iconic X-Men superheroes may soon spring out of comic books and become a reality! Genetic experiments will create a superior race within 30 years, giving rise to super-humans like the X-Men by 2045, UK scientists claim."
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Source: Economic Times
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