Quoting from a Human Events opinion article by Libby Emmons, Posobiec reads: "Biden’s latest executive order on 'advancing biotechnology and biomanufacturing' is designed to 'achieve our societal goals' through 'genetic engineering' that will reprogram human cells to 'program biology' much as is currently done with computers, and will employ artificial intelligence to do so, while reducing commercial regulations."
"Obviously, one of the biggest companies in terms of cell rewriting is CRISPR. You're talking about CRISPR and designer babies," said Posobiec. CRISPR is a technology that can be used to edit genes, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. It allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and modify gene function.
"There's a movie about this. It's called Gattaca," said Posobiec. "It's all about these two brothers, one of them who was a designer baby, and they live in a world controlled by designer humans, and the main character, Ethan Hawk, who is what they call a 'faith baby.' Someone who is born naturally. As the film continues, it shows his struggles to live in a society that is controlled by these designer humans but eventually does succeed," said Posobiec.
Biden's order reads: “For biotechnology and biomanufacturing to help us achieve our societal goals, the United States needs to invest in foundational scientific capabilities. We need to develop genetic engineering technologies and techniques to be able to write circuitry for cells and predictably program biology in the same way in which we write software and program computers; unlock the power of biological data, including through computing tools and artificial intelligence; and advance the science of scale-up production while reducing the obstacles for commercialization so that innovative technologies and products can reach markets faster.”
"Years ago, I said 'this movie is so important to me, I'm not going to marry someone who doesn't understand what this says, and understand what it means for where we're going in the future.' And I kid you not, one of the very first dates that I took Tanya on, we actually got to meet Ethan Hawk and Phil Nichols, and we talked about these very issues because that's how big of a deal it was. Call it fate, call it providence, I call it God," said Posobiec.