Has The Era Of Genetically Pure “Gattaca Babies” Now Begun?

Aborted Baby - Photo by drsuparna

Should selective breeding be used to improve the human race?  Should we genetically screen embryos shortly after conception and choose only those that are the most genetically pure?  This may sound like science fiction, but as you will read about below, the technology for this is already operational.  On the 18th of May, a couple in Philadelphia gave birth to a baby that came from an embryo that was (Read More...)

The Singularity: Man + Machine Equals Our Future?

The video clip below is a trailer for a film entitled “Transcendent Man”.

This film examines the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil, a world famous futurist who travels the world promoting his vision of a future in which humanity will merge with technology and machines.

Kurzweil believes that by doing so, humans will be able to live forever and will be billions of times more intelligent than we are now.

All within the next thirty years.

Does all of this seem fantastical to you?

The truth is that there are a LOT of scientists out there who believe this, and the number is quickly growing.

They call this being of the future “the Singularity”, and today there are many futurists, philosophers and scientists who are talking about (Read More...)