Originally posted by carole9999
reply to post by carole9999
I must add that because so many films are within the human meme (with an enormous number of them having to do with tech hybrids/creations as in
Battlestar, Magnus, Terminator--I wonder if this is/has been done by a civilization already. Perhaps it is so vivid in our meme because on a soul
level we were involved in such. Also, how much of the films "Firestarter", "Soldier" and "The Bourne Identity" are loosely based on fact? I
read somewhere that Andy Pero (Project Superman) was actually on the set of "Soldier" while it was being filmed. No way to verify this, perhaps ask
Kurt Russell (who hates big government).
Really makes you think...
Gataca, Battlestar, Terminator... None of those stories have what you'd call a "happy ending" for the human race.
I can see us slipping into a very "Gataca-esque" existence as a result of this. In fact, it's hard to imagine anything else. While this concept
may accelerate physical
evolution, what happens with regard to our spiritual
If we think there's a huge gap between the upper class and everyone else now, wait until the upper class has substantially higher IQ's, super immune
systems, enhanced senses, and far superior physical traits.
Don't let the hype fool you, we're not talking about the evolution of the entire human race. We're talking about the evolution of those who can
afford it, and the obsolescence of those who cannot. We will no longer be looked at as just lower class, we'll all actually be lower life-forms, and
will be treated as such.
However, I think scientists are probably farther away from this than they think. I mean, I think most of us can agree that that 97% of our DNA that
we consider "junk", is not actually "junk". It's there for something
, and until we know exactly what it's there fore, we probably ought
to not mess with any
of it. Say you take a car that made 150 horsepower, and put a 500 horsepower engine in it. You did not touch the
transmission, because you didn't know what it was ("junk" dna). Soon as you step on the gas, your 500HP engine obliterates the dinky little
transmission, and you're car now goes nowhere.