Singularity is getting closer every day. But do we really need all of this new artificial intelligence [AI]? For instance, would dog lovers world-wide prefer robot dogs . . over say, their rescue labradoodle?
Gene modification is a tricky business. As man experiments with saving the planet and some of its most threatened inhabitants are we entering territory that’s too close to godly work? Is genetic engineering a scientific endeavor that needs more exploration and testing, or are ‘designer species’ a risky business
While man's ancestors have been roaming the planet for some six million years, homo sapiens only evolved about 200,000 years ago. During a climactic shift, modern man first began to climb the evolutionary ladder in Africa. With lighter skeletons and larger brains, we outpaced our ancestors rather quickly, based on our ability to adapt to our environment more efficiently.