I have talked here about how developments have side effects. Medicine residue for example end up in drinking water and allegedly cause infertility in
It's vague though. And I can't find any recent articles on it.
We can easily measure short-term effects of developments but long-term effects are difficult to measure.
I think we make our world more difficult and difficult. We try to develop a predictable static system.
If there is one thing the history of evolution has taught us it's that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new
territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously...
I think this predictable static system instead of a less predictable dynamic system makes it more dangerous for us as a species. Scientists say wild
fires are worse because there are fewer smaller natural fires, scientists say that floods are worse because of lack of smaller flooding. (The concept
antifragility comes to mind.)
The fear of genetic engineering I share. If it is done on a grand scale that is.
From what I understood genes are more complex as we think and
are connected to other genes. Eliminating certain genes in the population I would argue is stupid because those genes that are eliminated might be
involved in beneficial ways. Genetic diversity is good.
Adding genes I'm less worried about as removing genes. Though sure it could also go wrong.
I also think we are getting too dependent on technology, and thus a technological failure could be very dramatic.
I think the biggest dangers to humanity are:
-dependency (for examples medicines or technology)
-controlling (and the side effects that lead to it)
There's nothing wrong with medicines or technology, but once we start to become dependent on it, yes.
They should be supplements not dependencies to our lives. Because when something happens that makes it obsolete we are in deep feces.
And control, by controlling things too much it becomes predictable yes, but once it becomes overwhelming you have difficulty acting on it when it goes
wrong. A controlled economy doesn't work well since it isn't flexible.
I think it's really important that we have diversity, that makes us as a species much more flexible when something bad would happen.
I wish I could explain it more clearly but I'm not even sure about it all and in a short time period it is difficult. And I don't want to really.
Also if something would go horrible wrong I think the uncontacted tribes would survive unless we manage to destroy those or destroy their ecosystems.