Saturday, 21 April 2012
"Novelty" Genetic Modification
The use of genetic modification for serious reasons is already controversial, so I'm assuming that using such power over genetic material to accomplish small, fairly meaningless goals would be even more frowned upon. Nevertheless, it is my opinion that in around 50 or so years genetic modification would be widely seen as ethical, which opens doors to more novelty uses, ones which have a minor impact on human standard of living. An example could be giving flowers with a stronger scent, or making fruit taste sweeter. So what's your opinions on where genetic modification will be in 50 or so years? Do you think it will then be something that would be considered "normal", thus allowing it to be used for relatively fruitless endeavours? No pun intended.