April 11, 2008

Strap on your Oxygen Mask...

It's amazing, the scientific advances we've made. We've come so far in technology that we've
actually come to the point were we can re-grow human organs and body parts. That's the latest thing, not cloning, exploring the possibilities of stem cells(they've finally found sources outside of the disgusting use of embryos).
But, what kind of consequences are going to come of this new technology? There's always a catch, a yin and yang. But, as usual, scientists are just moving ahead, no questions asked. Maybe if they want an example of what happens when you move forward, without looking at the whole picture, they can take a look at Microsoft. I know it's just a computer company, but look at the constant bugs in programs due to the lack of finishing the testing stage.
That's what we do with new technology, start using it before any long term research is completed. A few examples; cell phones and cancer, nuclear power plants and the waste produced, the war in Iraq, vaccines and autism, the list could fill this whole blog. We, humans, don't look at the whole playing field.
We've learned that if we want something, we've got to have it right now, no questions asked. We have stopped looking for answers and just march ahead blindly.
So, I ask again, What are the consequences going to be when we start meddling with something as sensitive as life?