The Gay Pill
I'm reading a book. You know, one of those papery things that isn't an x-box? It's by Francis Fukuyama. That's Francis "The End of History" Fukuyama. Anyway, in his book, "Our Posthuman Future," he suggests that it is possible that a pill that eliminates the chance of your child being homosexual could be developed and he speculates that discrimination against gays could increase if this results in their becomeing a much smaller minority.
This got me to thinking about what if a pill was developed that could temporarily make hetrosexuals gay? This could be a great boon to human happiness. Time and time again groups of young men go out drinking and trying to find women to have sex with and fail miserably at the second part. If these young men had a gay pill then they could take it and enjoy having sex with each other instead of going home alone. I think this development would go down very well with a large section of society and is not too different from what some of them do already.
But I imagine some people might be very resistant to taking a gay pill, even when it would logically make them happier, for reasons of self image. I can sort of understand this. I for one would be very resistant to taking a pill that would make me enjoy cricket. But as more and more people enjoy switching between sexualities when it's convenient, it's possible that this exclusively hetrosexual group may end up becoming a discriminated against minority.