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What is Next Nature?

With our attempts to cultivate nature, humankind causes the rising of a next nature, which is wild and unpredictable as ever. Wild systems, genetic surprises, autonomous machinery and splendidly beautiful black flowers. Nature changes along with us.

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Who will Question Bio-Engineering?

Bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe presents a parade of recent bio-engineering experiments, from glowing monkeys, to genetically boosted salmon, to cyborg insects. He asks: isn’t it time to set some ground rules? Sure. Bring it on Paul!

Now regular readers of this website already know most of the lustrous & monstrous examples, yet throughout the talk you feel a certain suspense: you-are-now-listing-to-a-real-bioethicist-who-any-minute-now-is-going-to-lay-out-some-crystal-clear-ground-rules-for-bio-engineering. Unfortunately Paul constrains himself to a call for rules, but doesn’t deliver them himself. Who will?

Thanks anyway Ewelina Szymanska.

Discussion

  1. Industry? Governments? The Pope? People?

  2. natinja

    In “Engines of Creation” (1986), Eric Drexler devises an approach to enquire into such kind of ethical issues through rounds of argument, cross examination and negotiation to seek agreed-upon statements amongst people who have no vested interests, much like a science court. I doubt this is ever going to happen though, mainly because cleaning the mess is too profitable. Innovation is the mother of necessity.

  3. dwallberg

    God will intervene, I know this for a fact!!!
    I have discovered the Scared Tablet that he has written upon the Earth, and it does clearly state that he will intervene and will destroy all those you think they can rule over life, or create it to work under their control.

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