The human germline is in great jeopardy of permanent change as Technocrat scientists fiddle with life outside of any ethical debate on the wisdom of doing so.
The transhuman dream is to scientifically create life via genetic engineering and then apply it to themselves in hopes of achieving immortality. If it were not for their 100% funding from public sources, these scientists would be rubbing two sticks together in the woods trying to kindle a fire.
Istvan ran for President as the Transhuman Party Candidate; now he is running for governor in California as a Libertarian candidate. He is calling for Universal Basic Income for everyone.
Technocrats view humanity as just part of the machine, a bag full of randomized atoms that are no better than other species. This is seen in Harari’s statement, “you come to realize there is no true self. There is just a complicated connection of biochemical connections, without a core. There is no authentic voice that lives inside you.”
Technocrat scientists have no moral base to keep them from changing positions whenever it suits them. It won’t be long before the floodgates of human experimentation takes off.
Germline genome editing is the most dangerous aspect of gene CRISPR technology. However, Technocrats generally shun ethics debates.
Elon Musk is the epitome of a Technocrat and Transhuman, both of which are based on Scientism an which rejects all truth outside of ‘science’. Beyond that, it is a fine line to reject truth outside of science-fiction.
This is undoubtedly relief for certain medical conditions, but the potential for misuse, harm and control demands an ethical debate to define the limits. Unfortunately, Technocrats shun such discussions.
Musk fears that AI will turn him into a house cat, so he says we must merge it into our brain via ‘neural lace’ or other implant. Musk is a poster-child for Technocracy and Transhumanism.
With CRISPR gene editing ability and this new discovery, taken together, gives scientists all the tools they need to practice eugenics, or ‘cleaning up the gene pool’. It will be justified by minor advances over certain diseases, the end will will be very dark.