lundi 29 juin 2015

Probably the most important issue of humankind: engineering DNA

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/348/6230/36.full.pdf

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/535661/engineering-the-perfect-baby/

Dennis Gabor: do you agree with this quote?

The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday. ~Dennis Gabor, Innovations: Scientific, Technological and Social, 1970

Here we are and the future is brilliant: Engineering the Perfect Baby

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/535661/engineering-the-perfect-baby/
Dennis Gabor
"All that scientific people can do they will do it."

There is one poll which stunned me






"What if everyone could be a little bit smarter? Or a few people could be a lot smarter? Even a small number of “super-enhanced” individuals, Bostrom wrote in a 2013 paper (http://www.existential-risk.org/concept.html), could change the world through their creativity and discoveries, and through innovations that everyone else would use. In his view, genetic enhancement is an important long-range issue like climate change or financial planning by nations, “since human problem-solving ability is a factor in every challenge we face.”"

“The human genome is not perfect. It’s ethically imperative to positively support this technology.”
 
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