Ah yes! Immortality. No eating, no breathing, no drinking, no sleeping. What more could we possibly want? “Not having a body makes you differently abled, not sub-human.”
The truth is, thousands and thousands of genetic experiments will continue to be performed, in the dark, based on a very small amount of knowledge. The grotesque results will be cast aside as unfortunate casualties in the march toward The New World. DNA isn’t the key to “a better human.” Individual freedom and power are, and they launch a process of living and thinking and imagining and creating that can’t be short-circuited. Can’t be synthesized or fabricated.
Yes, there are people who are actively attempting a complete takeover of humanity in order to set themselves up as supreme beings. To transcend physical boundaries by intermixing any DNA that so-called scientists think is appropriate, discard the precautionary principle as ‘too dangerous for proper evolution,’ full speed ahead, meld man, machine, computer, and eventually, transcend to Godhood. It doesn’t matter if it works, it doesn’t matter if it is sane, it is a plan in the works. And the people who are involved think that they know how to create a better man.
A public crowd-funding campaign has been launched by a starter Biotech company Genome Compiler, to create bioengineered glow-in-the-dark plants that will be given away to donors. This will be the first organism created by synthetic biology techniques to ever be released into the wild and most astonishingly, it will bypass any regulatory approval procedures in the process.