Technology Inventing Needs
from the biotech-inventing? dept
A very interesting opinion piece over at Tech Central Station that starts out discussing how technology often creates a need rather than the other way around (for instance, many people feel they absolutely need a mobile phone, but fifteen years ago had no idea what one was). However, then the article begins to wonder what this means for the biotech world. Right now, most of the work in biotech is being designed to serve a particular need. Going forward, however, this may not be true. This will lead to some very big ethical questions, such as how humans understand themselves and how governments get involved in biotechnology choices.