I'm posting this purely to listen to people's opinions so if you are inclined, please give me your take as I am very interested in what you have to
It's a bit long sorry but bear me out , I need to "set the scene". This is all hypothetical of course.........
I want you to imagine that you are part of a team of scientists who are master genetecists. You were born on Earth some time in the future during a
time when space travel was more commonplace and humans had learnt how to terraform planets and manipulate the genetic code of the human species as
well as various animal species. Due to scientific advances (you will need to suspend incredulity here) you live a good couple of hundred years and
when your body gives out, your consciousness can be downloaded into a new body .
You are part of a team who has created a NEW sub type of homo sapien and these humans are created and raised on a separate planet to Earth. Let's
call this world EDEN. This new breed of human is without the flaws the "old style humans" from a couple of hundred years ago your texts book tell
you about - no genetic predisposition to disease or illness for example, genes for things like alcoholism, depression, aggression and other "flaws"
are not part of their makeup. These new beings have been genetically "programmed" to "behave" themselves and do what is asked of them without
question. You have not created them to be some sinister bunch of "new breed militia" or anything like that, the idea instead is to populate a new
world with a race of humans who interract peacefully with one another - a social experiment if you like. There are still a fair amount of "flawed"
human beings on Earth , the system down there is not yet perfected but on this new planet you are aiming for something better if you like. Perhaps a
desire for control is part of the reason for this programme, mixed also in part with curiosity and the urge to create and experiment with the gifts
your science has by now afforded you.
So, a certain amount of these genetically enhanced beings live on this new planet. There are lots of people from Earth also on Eden, living there,
overseeing the project from all possible angles. There is an express rule that humans from Earth do NOT sexually interract with the "new humans" on
the new planet but rules are usually broken and this very thing happens and does so in various areas around Eden. The troublemakers in question
obviously had a flaw in their own programming which was not apparant until they began to exhibit this rebellion of the law .
The resulting offspring's DNA has now been "tainted" if you like - the original design tampered with because of the introduction to new DNA from
the Earth humans that has caused various problems which begin to become more apparant as these "hybrids" mature into adulthood. The disturbing
behavioural flaws of the old-style humans seem to be manifesting themselves and gradually begins to undermine the stability and harmony of the
burgeoning "new order" on Eden.
Conflict breaks out, wars are fought. The wrong doers are punished, exiled from Earth and Eden alike, sent to a different planet and forbidden to
return to either Earth or Eden. Something terrible happens - a pole shift for example though some suspect a terrible weapon was unleashed on Earth-
which completely throws a spanner in the works by causing global catastrophes and forces the Earth humans to flee in their ships back to Earth.
The survivors on Eden gradually increase in number but by the time the Earth humans return to see what's going on, thousands of years have passed -
it was just not safe to return until then , due to widespread global catastrophes. Upon return you observe how humans are everywhere all over the
Earth, there is a total lack of order and the humans who now exist are savages by comparison to your original design. However, during the time that
has passed by a new law was effected forbidding Earth humans to permanently dwell on Eden again. Instead it was decreed that Edenites were to be
given a certain period of time to "make their own way". Depending on how this worked out, Earthlings may or may not be allowed increased influence
on Edenite development.
Perhaps during this "time out" the REBEL faction of Earthlings managed to get access to Earth somehow, planting seeds of influence amongst Edenites.
This rebel faction would feel a close bond to the Edenties given the Edenites were essentially THEIR offspring now, a result of their actions.
Now, to my question for YOU.
You are one of the original team of master genetecists who created the "perfect" race that was subsequently sullied genetically by a rebel faction
who interbred with them. As time progresses you watch the situation on the new planet deteriorate - human society is completely segregated and
chaotic. Rape, murder, violence, war, and all sorts of other "evils" are widespread while the planet is milked for all humans can take from her and
poisoned in the process. Do you stand by and let these humans continue, unchecked ? Do you sit by and do nothing when in another 500 years they take
their weapons, their aggresion and their madness into space on a wideer scale ? When trips to the Moon are replaced by trips to distant planets and
their ships are loaded with advanced weaponry and piloted by mind controlled astronauts who are trigger-happy ?
Granted, they exhibit many of the traits your own race possessed and still posess to some degree perhaps but the point is your original design for
these humans was to programme them to be without the flaws your own race had . YOU CREATED THEM, in effect you are their parents if you like. They are
of course - it sounds pretty awful but there's no other term for it really - are your EXPERIMENT. How many scientists just completely abandon their
creation , their experiment ? To do that surely goes against a certain code of ethic at the heart of which is held the interests of not only your own
race but the interests of the EXPERIMENTAL RACE on Eden ??? If you could DO something to attempt a reversal of the sullied gene pool, would you do it
? Would you try to "purify" these humans who have been running amok for millenia ? Would your team, your species, devise strategy for a recapturing
of the control you once long ago had, in that time when the new world was peaceful and harmonious and orderly ?
Thousands of years have passed by , time was given for these hybrids to evolve on a "let's see how they do by themselves" basis but obviously this
approach is not really working as the world in question is quite screwed up in all sorts of ways.
So what would you do..............? How would you go about undoing the mess down here ? Would you send teams of drones to "borrow" humans for a
bit- take samples of their DNA, upgrade their DNA, tag them and replace them on Earth perhaps ? Mark them as "your chosen ones" ..........?
If you knew for a fact that death was an illusion and so no-one really ever "ceases to be", would you think twice about genocide for the good of
future generations ? Perhaps you might do it in a subtle way so as to approach it with a bit of compassion perhaps rather than scare the crap out of
everyone with displays of frightening weaponry and skies filled with ships......?
Maybe you would even feed into human expectation and work in tandem with Eden governments or invisible power cartels at the top of the pyramid to
deliberately manifest religious prophecy events , to "ease" people into the transition ...after all, they might feel comforted in times of extreme
change if they think "God" is behind it all so that when you do swoop down eventually and present yourselves openly to the world people will trust
you, even those who previously never believed in the Bible. Then at least you would have a relatively passive bunch of survivors to deal with - and
what they are led to believe may be easier for them to be told in the long run, they would not like or understand that thousands of years ago their
forefathers were a genetic experiment gone wrong that now needs fixing. Too impersonal and psychologically devastating.
So, you are one of these master genetecists, this team from Earth. Do you empathize with some of the possible actions I've described above ? Stand
back, detach from your emotion and think like a team member of a group of creator scientists when you consider your response.........