Friday, February 18, 2011

Genetic engineering of humans will lead to brains and bodies that develop and grow in shorter time, and the age at which a human is generally considered an 'adult' will consequently be lowered by academics and governments around the world.


  1. An addition to the above can be that even without genetic engineering, the age at which a human is considered an 'adult' will come down. This is because of increasing brain power - naturally - and also because of earlier, heavy and increasing exposure to content/information.

    India lowers crime trial age to 16 after Delhi gang rape furore

    Why India shouldn’t have reduced the juvenile delinquency age from 18 to 16 years

    Rajya Sabha passes Juvenile Justice Bill, 16 and above to be tried as adults now

  2. Age of adulthood targeted for revision next year