According to Andrew Howley of National Geographic, "tech-legend and environmentalist Stewart Brand said scientists now have the knowledge and the tools to bring extinct species back to life." Unlike Jurassic Park, the first specie the scientists intend on bringing back is the passenger pigeon.
Why not a T-rex? “All the ten-year-old boys of the world will grieve, but dinosaurs are off the table,? he told me later. “We’d love to have them back, but you cannot clone from stone.?
The passenger pigeon, on the other hand, was still alive in the first half of the 20th century. Its DNA is still fairly fresh, stored in the cells of many museum samples.
For untold centuries the incredibly docile and inconcievably numerous passenger pigeon was a major food source for North Americans. “Flocks that were a mile wide and 400 miles long used to darken the sun,? Brand said.
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|"Work that paves the way for the creation and exploitation of entirely new life forms."|
|“Human and animal cells can be 3D printed into high-resolution tissue.”|
|“This conversation about how technology is hijacking people is really catching on.”|
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|“Our Internet handlers, not government, are using operant conditioning to modify our behaviour today.”|
|“That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think.”|
|“During this phase of decline, the US was likely to go through a phase of reactionary 'fascism'.”|
|“Nobody is forcing the participants to stay, of course, but if they leave, they won’t be paid.”|
|“We’re going to start to see chip implants get the same realm of acceptance as piercings and tattoos.”|
|“The shift from fuel and pistons to batteries and electric motors is unlikely to take that long.”|
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|“Eliminating the time needed to stop and re-charge a conventional electric car’s battery.”|