Real World ShockMay 20, 2008
I just read in the paper that in the UK, Parliament passed the law that will allow animal/human hybrids to be developed for the sake of medical testing. While I don’t think we’re going to see Ninja Turtles, Dog Boys, or Manimal anytime soon, I do think it’s an interesting place leading us into all those fun bio-ethics questions that border into post-human times.
Obviously, we’re probably going to see mostly pigs and monkeys with gene mods we’re not going to be able to see, probably looking at stuff like how to lower weight, give people kids with blonde hair and blue eyes, or prevent penile dysfunction (Cancer? Who cares about that?).
But, an interesting question- when we’re slamming human genes into other things, is it fair to say humans are now a virus?