Artificial Life, Creating Life from Scratch, Are You Ready?

Imagine being able to go to your fertility doctor and with just a few computer key strokes, you will be able to choose and select how you want your new baby to be.

By manipulating some genes in the baby’s DNA, you will be able to select whether you want your baby to be super smart, athletic, cancer free (of course), non-smoker and drug free, you will be even able to select the shape, size, race, gender and color of your baby, even probably sexual orientation or perhaps an asexual baby.

Imagine having a blue, green or glowing baby, a child that glows in the dark.

Silly but it might be true.

CNN.com reports that in just 3 to 10 years, scientists are getting closer to creating life from scratch. “Creating protocells has the potential to shed new life on our place in the universe,” Bedau said. “This will remove one of the few fundamental mysteries about creation in the universe and our role.”

“And several scientists believe man-made life forms will one day offer the potential for solving a variety of problems, from fighting diseases to locking up greenhouse gases to eating toxic waste.” Reports CNN.com.

Now, if that can really happen; I have a few questions. Will everything about our life style as we know it, change? Will school and education be the same? Will there be the Olympics games? If so, who and what athletes will be able to compete in these games if every athlete is a man-made and has the ability to super-perform almost any kind of athletic sports?

So, then it’s true as portrayed in the movies such as The Matrix and Demolition Man, that; life, as we live it today, will soon be yesterday? Forget about the sex, for real. Who’s going to want to be involved in slobbering and exchanging slimy bodily fluids, just as Lt. Lenina Huxley explains it to John Spartan in the Demolition Man?

Lastly and most importantly, will these man-made beings live forever or when they die, if they will, where will their souls go, if they will have souls?

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