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Michael Smith Jr.

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We need to begin laying the moral, ethical, cultural, and social foundations for our future TODAY

For millenia now, humanity has been changing, expanding, and relatively thriving. Our world and the people and the nations that inhabit it have gone through countless social, technological, and cultural revolutions. These revolutions have ultimately taken the human race at least a step closer to where we are today and where we will be in the future. It's now time to look at our future with an exponentially more vast of a knowledge that our predecessors had and make a decision. This decision will almost certainly affect whether or not humanity will survive the inevitable trials of the coming future. Today is the day we have to decide to change. We have to start changing how we look at life, how we handle others, how we look at the bigger picture, and, most importantly, how well will we be able to put aside archaic or stubborn beliefs for the improvement of the human race as a whole.

As we move further into the new fields of biotechnology, astrophysics, quantum physics, mathematics, and genetics, it's becoming ever more apparent that we're inevitably going to become a highly advanced species as our evolutionary success intended. But this success will ultimately come at a cost. Eventually, we're going to have to realize the certain technologies like cloning and synthetic biology are necessary. Clones and genetically-engineered organisms will become great tools in the future. Now, there is a lot of controversy over these fields for two great reasons: One, some say we shouldn't play God. Two, some say that these technologies will be manipulated for less-than-good intents. First off, we'll eventually have to manually evolve ourselves physically and socially to exist as a space-faring people. We will have to play God to survive. Second, technology has always had a good and a bad side, but we can limit the evil exploitations now if we come together and set up the ethics and morals of the future. Ultimately, we'll have to ALL unite under ONE human code and ONE human banner.

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  • Jul 20 2012: a wise man once said, Democracy is great until u talk to the average voter... in other words, no one person, group, country or planet can decide and define a base line for a moral, ethical, cultural or social foundation. U ask if we can't start now with all the amazing advances in human thought and creation. No. With every change in science, u establish a new problem, and a new prospective base line. Ethics retard the experiment, our experiences and our minds. We accomplish greater things in the negative then in the positive. War advances medicine, competition advance technology. money creates competition, and the mind searches the soul for answers that the body can't handle... We have been at war w/the ethics of medicine for centuries. Do clone, why yes for everything we do is at the hands of God, right? Well, maybe, or maybe not, who r u to say, or me, or someone from Senegal. Who among us is so perfect to say what is moral for the rest of us. If your ethics destroy a civilization, how moral is that? Again the answer to your question must be in the negative... Only a God could do it, and he is just watching... he thought it was your problem and he is not interfering, not now, not next week, never!

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