The Egg Market
What determines the price of a woman's eggs? SAT scores.
The egg market shows us what lies ahead. Once it's possible to upgrade your seed, people will do it. And that will shake the foundations of equality. Rich folks won't just have the best health care, education, technology, and social networks. They'll have the most talent, too. Meritocracy will become aristocracy. What then?
Will Saletan covers science, technology, and politics for Slate and says a lot of things that get him in trouble.
Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty.