What would happen to society if we could genetically engineer each person to have the "perfect" traits or at least to be all equally intelligent. What effect would this have on society? If everyone was equally intelligent, would people be upset by having to do jobs that they considered to be "below" them even though not doing them would result in serious trouble for society (i.e. manual labor tasks). Do you think that there needs to be a spectrum of different intellects and/or other traits in humans? In reference to this, do you believe this quote from A Brave New World is true: "It's an absurdity. An Alpha-decanted, Alpha-conditioned man would go mad if he had to do Epsilon Semi-Moron work go mad, or start smashing things up. Alphas can be completely socialized but only on condition that you make them do Alpha work. Only an Epsilon can be expected to make Epsilon sacrifices, for the good reason that for him they aren't sacrifices; they're the line of least resistance. His conditioning has laid down rails along which he's got to run. He can't help himself; he's foredoomed." (By alphas they are referring to the smartest caste of people, and epsilon is referring to the dumbest caste) My main question is what effects genetic engineering would have on society. Thanks in advance.