So the guitarist in my old band always said “I wish I could clone myself.” He thought he could make the perfect band if he could clone himself four times and then all of his clones would play different instruments. His band would then go on to rule the world and topple the Beatles as the greatest band ever.
I sometimes think about this myself; If only I could clone myself I could send my clone off to work so he would be bringing home a paycheck while I stayed at home to write. The biggest problem would be that all of you guys would have to deal with two people with my “unique” personality bothering you all the time. I’ll paraphrase what the late great John Candy once said in a movie “What’s unique mean.. Latin for Asshole?”
Or what if we could clone some of the greatest humans we have ever had on this earth? Imagine an entire baseball team of Ted Williams’s or an entire government full of Abe Lincolns. The easy answer is that variation makes life so incredible, different people bringing different skill sets to every occasion. It’s true that if everyone were the same, life would be boring, but what if we just allowed the really, really great people the ability to clone themselves? Maybe we could have a vote on who would be acceptable to clone? Although then we’d probably end up with some American Idol like reality show where the winner could clone themselves and we’d end up with fifty-six Clay Aiken’s running around. They’d probably call it “American I-dolls.”
Maybe a suitable solution would be that you could clone yourself, but you’d have to leave one of you chained up in the basement at all times. People could visit your clone if they wanted, but really no one would and you’d end up down in the cellar playing X-box with your clone all day. Although wouldn’t that defeat the whole purpose of having a clone?
So my question for everyone reading this blog is: If you could clone yourself would you? and what would you have your clone do while you did whatever?