The promise of cloning at any level can revolutionize the world, and change it for the better, but are we really ready for human trials? Human cloning is the process to produce a duplicate of a human being. It is the exact genetic copy and every single bit of their DNA is identical. If successful, cloning can have a lot of positive technological advancements that would help humanity. Possible benefits would be; replace love ones that have passed away, reproduce humans with special abilities and high intelligence such as Einstein and, regenerative medicine.
The Benefits of Human Cloning This paper was written to show the reader with information on how cloning a human is a good idea. It may be too soon right now to clone a human, but in the near future scientists will be capable of cloning a human successfully. The rapid development of the technology for cloning has led to moral debates around the world on whether or not to ban cloning humans. With the advancement of clone technology two states, California and Michigan, have already banned the cloning of humans. "Everybody who thought it would proceed slowly and could be stopped was wrong," said Lee Silver, a professor from the University of Princeton.
. .]" that science offers "a door to a new era of history where the genetic blueprints of evolution itself become subject to human authorship" (245). One may argue that scientists are now assuming the role of God by manipulating science and leading humankind to a biotech century. While this may seem to be a success to most scientists, they must be aware of the harm they can cause human life and be prepared to take responsibility; unlike Victor Frankenstein, in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, who "uses his knowledge to assemble a grotesque manlike creature [.
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Victor Frankenstein is exactly like the scientists of today. Victor Frankenstein is trying to make a human being from other, deceased human beings, this could be compared to cloning today, making one creature from another. The possibility, or theory of genetic engineering can guarantee that humans would be without deformity, affliction or frailty. Victor Frankenstein may not have chosen parts for his monster, or human that were necessarily beautiful, but Victor Frankenstein tried to make his product as earthborn as possible. Victor Frankenstein was simply doing the same thing that scientists have always been trying to do.
The story of "Frankenstein" was written as a myth, yet it continues to leave the world intrigued today. The idea of creating human or animal life is now in the making, except there is a twist to creating this new life. It is known as cloning, bringing an exact replica of cells to life to create an animal or a human that is already in existence. Though human life has not yet been a part of cloning, the cloning of one lamb has recently occurred. The advantages to cloning as well as many ethical dilemmas will be discussed, According to one document, "The technology to clone is simple, though far from perfect."
Frozen bodies, brains uploaded to computers, and the singularity - the point when robots surpass human intelligence. According to Ray Kurzweil and other spectators, this is what lies in the inevitable future. A century ago, people considered eternal life to be unachievable and a concept only related to the ancient gods. Futurists and scientists have recently started to believe that immortality is within our reach, which has captivated human interest. People find the concept promising and continue to invest in the process, without realizing the potential dangers that come with it.
Todays robots are used in various industries from manufacturing to military, as technology advances more robots are becoming independent. As their systems increase in complexity, so too will their capabilities and scope of employment. Progresses in the sciences may one day permit for the blending of human and robotic functioning at scales where they become indistinguishable from each other. These future achievements in engineering could potentially redefine human properties; undoubtedly, the ethical concerns will be profoundly important to the direction of the human species. Should we allow Human Enhancement?
Building Cyborgs in He She and It Wouldn't you love to create your perfect man or woman? How about if they were a machine built only for you? The idea of artificial intelligence and cyborgs (human-like machines which can think) is not as far away as we might think. In the novel, He She and It, Marge Piercy brings this interesting aspect of future technology to the forefront. The hero of this exciting novel is a cyborg named Yod.
Cloning: Has Science Created A Frankenstein? In Shelley's " Frankenstein" the scientist Victor Frankenstein is out to create life by putting human parts along with electricity. His quest is to be able to create life in a way which has never been done or thought of before. Victor Frankenstein may have been motivated by the death of his family, hoping to find a reverse to death in an attempt to cheat death. He may have also been motivated by the power of creating life.