Wednesday, February 1, 2012
If It's Not Robots
it's genetically modified bugs that will bring about the final catastrophe. According to Der Spiegel, a private bioengineering firm has created genetically modified moths, which harm agriculture, and mosquestos, which carry dengue fever, and released them into the wild on their own say so. The bugs, the scientists claim but for reasons of profit and patent decline to prove, give birth to larvae that die. Again according to this secretive band of world savers, the genetically modified bugs will mate with the regular bugs and thus will the reign of terror come to end. How, one wonders, could anything go wrong? It's not as if humanities use of science to improve its lot has a downside.