posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 03:11 PM
Originally posted by Another10Pin
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Think of the irony ... Just imagine all of the feats we could accomplish with advanced knowledge of genetics and organic chemistry.
29-3-2012 by muzzleflash because: (no reason given)
Yes. Just think . GMO Foods
That's unfair I suppose I was misunderstood due to lack of context.
I was clearly referring to alien civilizations and to 20,000 years into the future or whatever. Something totally unrelated to primitive and corrupt
Earth society or life today.
A prudent course for Earth would be to create a type of passport system for any "alien" genetic organism, and it would have to be closely contained
if there is any risk of it becoming an invasive species to Earth ecology.
I see no wisdom in screwing with Earth's biosphere and am actually against such foolish actions and would expect any legitimate genetic science would
be conducted off world and in cooperation with advanced cultures who could guide us more feasibly through the incredibly difficult process.
Also on a side note I would expect that there is a inter-galactic code that is against creating self-replicating AI weapon systems, otherwise the AI
would have taken over the galactic community already.
But yes I agree we should not allow such creations to ever become invasive species on Earth, I agree 100%.
But you cannot fanatically resist technology either , you have to find balance.
There would have to be systems in place to prevent the misuse of the technology and if they failed, the tech is so powerful that of course it would
destroy the human race and possibly all life on Earth. But so do nuclear weapons and guess what nukes exist all around us. You and I can be anti-nuke
all we want, and I personally am, but the reality is that we have to find intelligent ways of dealing with these problems that exist and aren't going
away anytime soon. We also have to anticipate and prepare for future problems that will arise as well, such as biological technology.
It's like a gun. We can't uninvent it, so we must learn temperance and responsibility or suffer the consequences.