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Ahmed Ben Yaghlen

Student, Youth & Science Association of Tunisia

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Does evolution destroy us?

Evolution occurs when a mutation is beneficial to survival right? Well with us humans, we have civilizations and surviving in our time means being educated and getting a job and making money. Well could the next stage of our evolution be us merging with technology to make us more efficient? Or on a scarier thought, could we create computers and robots that surpass us, take us all out, and those robots continuously build more robots that surpass the last in an exponential growth of inteligence?Could that be the future of human evolution?

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  • Jun 19 2013: Don't get hung up with our computer technology usurping us, through DNA printing we create all kinds of interesting microbes but what really interest me is Brazil is introducing genetically modified insects caterpillar and microscopic hornets to defend crops but what happens when the genetically modified bug lives on the genetically modified crop? Is it like hyper evolution?

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