posted on Jun, 19 2018 @ 08:22 AM
a reply to: DpatC
The question of whether this will be a positive force for the future of the species, largely revolves around motivation. If the motivation for this
effort is humanitarian, rather than being based on the potential to profit (they are mutually exclusive ideals, regardless of what those who refuse to
learn the lessons of history will tell you), then there is every chance that this will indeed be a force for good. Making the technologies of the
future because they need making, rather than because there is a buck to be made, making the advances in biomedical research which are necessary to
make the future worth living in, developing thought for its own sake and the sake of the future, those are noble things indeed.
But if the entire effort is being made in order to put those who invest in the thing in a somehow advantageous position, relative to people who have
not invested in the project, or to create the dynasties of the future from the gains associated therewith, creating another group of entitled, workshy
cretins to infect our future with, fed fat on the proceeds of that which they personally put no effort into.... That would render the whole thing in a
completely different light.