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Nutcracker Season – Snowflakes

A very cold and lovely snowflake dance from Dresden, Germany.



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  1. Among the many things to be concerned about in the future of the human race, this is one of the most important ones. Humans playing with the genome, trying to create superpeople, trying to tinker and toy with evolution. Artificial intelligence is another dreadful idea; a race of robots who are smarter and stronger than humans. Oh, humans, have a lot to answer for, but humans making robots may be even scarier.

    Somehow, science has been allowed to run amok, with of course no body of people, no committee of large-scale thinkers, being there to warn and study and maybe even ban scientific practices. Of course, there will always been black markets; but we ban things like sale of heroin, so why can’t we ban this, and throw people in jail for doing it? Years ago, I took an elective course in law school, which was all about how law was going to have to deal with new scientific developments like eugenics. But I don’t see any laws being made. In a better world, we would have a U.N. body where the best minds discussed such things, and proscribed at least some of it. Just because someone can invent or do something, it doesn’t mean that they should be allowed to do so. I think that most of the recent developments in science are bad, dangerous, and even inhuman. But who is going to do something about them? And I do not want to even get started about robot dogs, and the like; plus all the tracking and identification systems which outdo anything Orwell ever imagined, robbing everyone of a right to privacy in their daily life.

  2. I guess I put this in the wrong topic, sorry to spoil the nice snowflakes!

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