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Radioactive Transformations

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If there is a leak of nuclear material into some form of medium that allows for it's wide dispersal into the environment, then you're likely to start coming across animals of a stranger nature in about one or two generations...

And when you think about the human body, it's remarkbaly like a computer. It's a very complex thing on the surface, but it's actually a very simply thing under scrutiny. It's ones and zeros arranged in very clever ways to offer up the functionality that exists today... (on a very basic level at least)

When you start messing with this basic coding things start to go crazy. Some things just don't work and the device simply won't function in any appreciative way, but some perversions of the norm do work. I think it could be the same for living beings. Something about radioactive exposure screws with the normal coding of biological forms and leads to weird but viable perversions.

At one point this is sickly and heinous and one technically wants to either stop this or mitigate this appalling thing. But...from another angle...one realizes that life is...tweakable. That you can change things here and there and end up with a new result. We were already doing this with breeding, started doing it with chemicals, we could probably even do it with certain kinds of sound waves, but the basic thing is that we are coming up on a time when greater and greater understanding and methods of the tweak allows us to manipulate the fundamental character of nature- perhaps any detail in it.

I won't even waste my breath talking about the dangers and evils of blah, blah, blah, because living this long I realize that if it can be done, it will be done, regardless if it is illegal or immoral. And it will be accepted if it has a convincing enough hype surrounding it. And there are going to be an array of positive benefits to this- not to mention vain ones. Imagine if you could decide on your eye color...or your childs. You know how long people spend customizing the look of their avatars in various virtual games and social forums and such. It's like clothing, we always feel the need to modify our look. Similarly, if we could modify the world and all that's in it, I think people would do this constantly. You can end up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Godzilla. You can engineer human beings that can survive on Mars or other off-world environments.

Well...enjoy the future. You have no other choice :D
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I often wonder about the manipulative nature we humans are endowed with and just because we can, we do. But in the potential of our abilities and intelligence lies also the potential of self-destruction. Where all this leads, who knows?
 
Neetu;bt10630 said:
I often wonder about the manipulative nature we humans are endowed with and just because we can, we do. But in the potential of our abilities and intelligence lies also the potential of self-destruction. Where all this leads, who knows?

The saddest thing to me is that life is like a book you begin to read somewhere far from the beginning and close somewhere far from the end. It maddens me to know I'll never live long enough to see how it all plays out.
 
Hell, I AM GLAD I won't live long enough to watch it all play out!


kaminoshiyo;bt10633 said:
The saddest thing to me is that life is like a book you begin to read somewhere far from the beginning and close somewhere far from the end. It maddens me to know I'll never live long enough to see how it all plays out.
 
Tinkering with Nature has in the long run will have dire consequences, thats for sure. we know it.Yet we continue to do it... why ??? To show we are not puny ??

Self-destruct seems to be the goal. How repulsive !!
 
Syed;bt10639 said:
Tinkering with Nature has in the long run will have dire consequences, thats for sure. we know it.Yet we continue to do it... why ??? To show we are not puny ??

Self-destruct seems to be the goal. How repulsive !!

'Why we do it' is a good question. I think it comes down to us being able to do it. If you could change a thing about yourself, wouldn't you? Height. Eye color. Intelligence. I'm thinking that constantly re-editing genetic structure- which is something worked out by the biological system over millenia- will lead to an instabilities in genetic structuring. Like when you take synthetic steroids the body is thrown out of whack because you're interupting the chemical equilibrium it's worked millenia to create.

Well...we'll see what comes of it.
 

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