DailyDirt: Playing With Biological Fire?

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There was a time when, if something was viral, it was almost certainly a bad thing. (Now, being viral could mean you're going to be the next Justin Bieber.) With current biotech research, the end of common diseases could be at hand or we could be launching ourselves into the next era of viciously untreatable illnesses that we've had a hand in creating. Hopefully, we're not going to be living out a bad sci-fi movie plot anytime soon. Here are just a few potential precursors to the apocalypse, though. As always, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, 9 Feb 2011 @ 8:08pm

    Re: To Those Who Demur About “Playing God” ...

    I’m not just for it, I don’t think we have a choice any more. Our technological progress so far has irretrievably changed our environment (not just our surroundings, but our social structures and even our bodies). This has led to some unexpected effects (good and bad), but it is too late to stop and say “thus far and no farther”. The only way we can ameliorate the bad effects of technology is with even more technology. It is impossible to simply revert the system to a previous state; the only way is forward.

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