When I first saw this I thought it was an artwork by someone like the Yes Men or Jacob Boeskov, meant as a provocation to initiate debate about the ethics of genetic engineering. But it seems I was wrong.
Some of CRISPR’s uses can be implemented in a general health care for everyone, like the cure for HIV, which they seem to promise. But other uses of CRISPR, like designer babies and eternal youth, will be only for the privileged. Here one could anticipate a challenge to human unity, either in classical terms of class or in terms of generations. If CRISPR develops its potential to create designer babies and that becomes a norm, just like the nuchal scan today, we might end up seeing a gap between those born before and after CRISPR was implemented, where those before CRISPR becomes the old and dumb losers in society.
I am sorry I did not choose a piece of fiction or popular culture, but a real-life science-fiction. I felt it was very relevant to the topic at hand.