2014 National Wormhole Week and Blog Hop! 3/10-16/2014
For 2014, the theme is to name one thing where science advances mankind, and one where technology with unforeseen consequences will go too far and set mankind back. Example: De-Extinction, or bringing back extinction species through back breeding, genetic engineering, and cloning. With all the breakthrough discoveries mankind is on the cusp of, are we playing God?
Feel free to reference movies and books too. These provide no shortage if inspiration. Speaking of de-extinction, the book and movie Jurassic Park comes to mind where science takes a huge leap forward, but also backfires. I’m looking forward to all the amazing responses everyone will have.
Each day this week I’ll be sharing quotes from sci-fi movies or books along with my thoughts on how far technologies still needs to go and where I think it will go too far.
Today I’m focusing on what happens when people play god.
The book I’ve picked for today is a true sci-fi classic. Frankenstein: The modern Prometheus was the beginning- the book that officially gave this genre its name.
From the book, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley I give you…
“I do know that for the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace with all. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.” ~ Frankenstein’s monster (from Goodreads)
So the questions at hand here are, if you could raise the dead should you; if you could create life would it be pure and natural; if you could harness the power of creation would you willingly take on the full responsibility of what you’ve created.
There is so much to consider here that I don’t feel I can begin to break it all down. If you have never read the original story, please do. It’s probably not what you think it is.
One last question; would it be right or good to actually cheat death and live forever?
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out all the other ideas and theories about where technology is heading and going wrong.
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