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 not to do in terms of scientific advancements.
The book I’ve picked for today is The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells (the movie(s) are not worth mentioning, but I guess I just did).
From the book, The Island of Dr. Moreau I give you…
“I must confess that I lost faith in the sanity of the world” ~not sure of the character ― H.G. Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau (from Goodreads)
Ok so this story is good, but oh so wrong. Jurassic Park has nothing on this story of genetic foul play. I sincerely hope people haven’t lost their minds enough to start trying to create new species- oh wait, they have!
You can call it a designer breed all you want, but a yorky-coker-poo is still a mutt. And what’s with these crazy people breeding Ligers and Tigons?
I’m ending my self-imposed week of Wormfest posting with a note of caution. Let’s not make new species and leave that up to nature, because it’s going to be REALLY BAD! 🙁
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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