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Are you ready for synthetic life forms?

Asked by kevbo (25644points) May 20th, 2010 from iPhone

Scientists have created synthetic bacteria.

We’re going to need some stronger soap.



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aprilsimnel's avatar

Part of me thinks: Wow! People can create a life form? Really? Fascinating! How did they do that?

Then: Why did they do that?

And then: Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Eeeek!

ETpro's avatar

Yes, ready or not, here they come. The technology holds incredible promise and also great danger if not managed properly. But what, me worry? Hasn’t mankind always managed dangerous technology so as to keep it totally harmless?

ucme's avatar

What like Joan Rivers you mean?

JeffVader's avatar

Personally…. Id like to welcome Synthia to the world, what a fantastic advance for humanity :)

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@ucme And Michael Jackson.

ucme's avatar

@Dr_Dredd Alas the plastic will probably have degraded on the alleged kiddy fiddler by now, shame really.

CMaz's avatar

Finally, the eventuality of a perfect human. Eventually replaced by a robot.

mattbrowne's avatar

Yes. But researchers need to know what they are doing.

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