(2019) Synthetic organisms are about to challenge what ‘alive’ really means.
WIRED.UK: In the near future we can reasonably anticipate that a large number of unnatural single-cell life forms will be created using artificially edited genomes to correct for genetic defects or to add new features to an organism’s phenotype. It is already possible to design bacterial forms, for example, that can metabolise pollutants or produce particular substances.
EARTH CUSTODIANS: What does define the term “genetic defects” since our environment breeds chronic diseases? We just have to be aware of today “compulsory vaccinations” to envision the possibility that “genetic corrections” will eventually become mandatory. Eugenics has always been the plan, but it needs silent complacency to be enforced. They need to tell us what comes next, so that they can escape the Law of Cause And Effect.
As for the “particular substances”, it really implies the release of substances alien to our ecosystem and human body. One has to be pathologically naive not to see the huge potential for “unintended consequenses here, as our planet — and human beings — will be left without defense on our own. The problem of metabolising anything is that its counter-effects have to be available, should something go wrong. But at this stage, the genie would be out of the bottle and this means that going back to square one may never be possible. We would remain at “their” total mercy.
Our Planet has already everything to provide us with abundance, as long as we do not use Her as a bargain or extract Her resources to enrich ourselves. That does not mean that we shouldn’t explore biology and begin to ban knowledge (it does not work anyway) but it is clear that as long as humanity as whole has not reached a decent combination of humility, wisdom and compassion, going down this road will just usher the end of life as we know it. Because only wisdom, humitlity and compassion in the name of a Greater Good can prevent us from going “there”. That is why money is being used as a bait. The ego may cause our downfall.
AI is all about it, “it” is NOT what we think it is, and will help manage the end game. Anybody who has followed transhumanism for a while can see the convergence taking place, slowly but surely. Synthetic intelligence, synthetic sentient beings evolving in synthetic environment.
And there will be increasing pressures to continue this research. We may need to accelerate the evolution of terrestrial life forms, for example, including homo sapiens, so that they carry traits and capabilities needed for life in space or even on our own changing planet….. ful article: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/artificial-life-vint-cerf
Many people have mocked Icke’s reptilians, but eventually synthetic biology will make the creation of hybrid species possible. Why are there so many serpents and dragons (reptiles) in so many myths and religious beliefs? Is this where we are headed to? Are they going to make the survivors in “their” image? This is NOW serious speculation, folks!
If you read the singularityhub article below, the latter claims that the arrival of CRISPR — a game-changing tool for cheap, easy genetic manipulation and the colossal drop in the cost of reading DNA are going to revolutionize society. What is important here to notice are the “financial/economic” aspects. Prices go down, meaning that a rush into synthetic biology is now unstoppable, driven by profits. The monetary incentive is essential for investors to fuel the drive, that and of course a better “quality of life argument” for the masses, so that they will not oppose it.
They have been working on this for quite some time already, please consider this headline from the LAtimes in 2012: Researchers make alternatives to DNA and RNA… Earth Custodians definitely believe that by 2030, our civiliation will be irrevocably lost if we do not stand up… and fast!
PS: our next video presentation will go farther into the topic. Stay tuned!
Synthetic Biology Is Becoming the Next IT Industry. Here’s What Investors Need to Know. The falling costs of genomic sequencing have led to exponential growth in synthetic biology. Ginkgo Bioworks’ Chief Commercial Officer shares a few things investors should know about this fast-growing field. (2108)
The Synthetic Biology Era Is Here—How We Can Make the Most of It
This new mode of manufacturing will offer us unrivaled personalization and functionality. New foods. New fuels. New materials. New drugs…. The Optimists: For the optimists and dreamers amongst us, it’s tempting to believe that synthetic biology will surely usher in a fantastic world of abundance. The optimists dream of longer, healthier lives enabled by intelligent systems that diagnose our diseases before symptoms appear. They long for truly personalized medicine. They anticipate CRISPR-enabled cures for genetic diseases, cancer and beyond….. The Pessimists: The pessimists worry about how synthetic biology will affect our jobs, our sense of humanity and our ecosystems. They imagine a day when bio-terrorists can fabricate synthetic pathogens that can survive, multiply and cause deliberate harm to us. The pessimists are concerned about unintended consequences . They feel that the potential for misuse and abuse is so great that the risks of synthetic biology (synbio) outweigh the benefits. …. more: https://singularityhub.com/2016/08/19/the-synthetic-biology-era-is-here-how-we-can-make-the-most-of-it/
What is synthetic biology?
Synthetic biology is the convergence of advances in chemistry, biology, computer science, and engineering that enables us to go from idea to product faster, cheaper, and with greater precision than ever before. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_biology
Synthetic Biology Explained
Dr. George Church is a Geneticist, Molecular Engineer, and Chemist. He’s been a Professor at Harvard & MIT for 33 years and runs the 100 person Church Lab. He’s co-founded 22 companies, co-authored 500 papers, has 143 patent publications, and is the author of Regenesis.