As predicted two years ago, Technocrat scientists are stepping over the line to edit human DNA and potentially change the germline of inherited genes. There are massive gaps in knowledge of the workings of DNA, but these scientists do not believe that they can make mistakes or cause unintended consequences.
Technocrats of all stripes have such a low view of humanity that there are no boundaries in tinkering with genetic restructuring just for the thrill of doing so. This is ultimately based on the religion of Scientism which posits that all truth is exclusively discovered through science.
There are few ethical or moral boundaries with Technocrat scientists. The slippery slope of dangerous technology has already begun, and will likely end very poorly for mankind. In any case, this could give new meaning to the term ‘sheeple’.
This is not the way to push the frontiers of science, but rather the way to incite other crazies to experiment on their own bodies with untested and unproven therapies. Zayner is right: someone is going to get hurt.
Scientist claims that telepathy between humans will be a reality by 2050 but have no particular evidence to support their claims. However, it is noteworthy that this article reveals a larger plan: an “open source platform for humanity”.
Technocrats and Transhumans will not let their immortality pitch die, as it repeatedly appears in major publications around the world, and with all the standard reasons: cryonics, singularity and mind uploading. Invariably, Ray Kurzweil’s name appears in the article.
Millennials will be convinced that dystopia is straight ahead, thanks to global warming, and the only place where life can be found is within virtual reality. Whereas the Matrix movie presented a compulsory virtual reality that no one was aware of, Ready Player One is voluntary submission. However, virtual reality will re-wire a person’s mind to the point where they cannot distinguish between reality and fantasy; such a mind will be easily controlled by whomever controls the fantasy.
Horses now follow after mice, rats, pigs, goats and sheep to receive genetic restructuring. Technocrats consider humans to be no different than animals, so nothing is stopping them from eventually editing human genes to bring forth specific traits. Such changes will be transmitted to offspring, meaning that eventually the entire planetary gene pool will be contaminated with man-made changes to DNA.
Technocrats in China are pushing forward with gene editing and cloning, ostensibly for medical research, but the ethical issues are piling up at breakneck speed. Human trials are clearly in view in China. Technocrats ‘invent’ because they must, not because there is a good need to do so.
Shades of Huxley’s Brave New World where all embryos are created artificially and then incubated in mechanical wombs until ‘birth’. In Brave New World, sex was purely recreational and everybody ‘owned’ everybody else; human pregnancy was forbidden. Technocrats invent because they can, not because there is any reason for it.