Daniel Siqueira Posted over 3 years ago Misunderstanding Ethics and the purpose of this talk We become the tools we create. When fire and meat were around it allowed us to develop smaller teeth, and possibly, larger CNS. Was that good, or bad? When knowledge and superstition about nature allowed us to domesticate plants and animals we made them into our tools. From silk to horses and dogs. Was that good, or bad? When smaller groups of people cooperated for longer periods of time it allowed us to develop cities and civilization Was that good, or bad? Now we are upgrading our knowledge about nature and it's allowing us to develop more efficient and sustainable tools. Processes and objectives barely dreamed by people in our own generation. BAD?? The history of human subject experimentation is NOT scandalous. It's not good, or bad, how about we think in terms of: "Was it helpful?", "Should we continue to do it?" and "Can we strip away what's unnecessarily harmful and solve ethical problems to move towards our intended goals?" Just think of all the medical trials done with countless volunteers at the edge of survival and the crossroads of human knowledge, striving to cure themselves and at the same time willing to put faith in humanity to better medicine for us all even if it costs him some time on the cosmos. We owe to the ones before us and the ones who'll follow us to be brave and move forward in the best way possible to know during our lifetime, anything less just won't cut it! I was wowed by the presentation, such beautiful forms, such amazing processes and methodologies. Let's crack these problems. We'll synthesize a "kill switch" protein specific for GMOs, in some protein "information band" unused by natural DNA. Let's make sure no creature capable of conscience, however we define it, can live without possibility for "natural life cycles", however we define them. I want glow in the dark fish, and a "piganoid" liver, and energy producing algae, and neuron computers, and a helmet to mentally "be" with your loved one, like sharing an awaken dream yfy!