(Truthstream Media) “We could be on the cusp of a new era in human history,” said Dr. David Baltimore of the California Institute of Technology as an opener to his talk at a recent conference in Washington on the field of genetic alteration.
Why? Because the process of gene “editing” and “tweaking” is not only getting easier and easier these days, but the technology is getting cheaper. All of it is moving at a faster pace than laws, rules, regulations, and ethics considerations can keep up with. We have already passed the moment where the lines between science fiction and science fact have blurred to the point that the definition of the word “reality” in the dictionary is going to need a complete overhaul.
Before you say I’m being too dramatic, let me explain.
This technology has the potential to forever alter the human gene pool or germline, thus permanently altering the DNA a parent passes to a child. Forever. While some people will argue that’s great for eradicating disease or even making humans who can run faster or jump higher, the truth is these scientists cannot say with 100% certainty that this won’t have any disastrous side effects in the form of unintended consequences (those consequences being the start of many a science fiction horror movie where everything quickly descends to Hell in a handbasket).
For example, NBC News pointed out that some babies who have undergone gene therapy to cure rare inherited immune system disorders have ended up with leukemia because of the therapy. Babies with blood cancer. Great. One horrible health problem begetting another. But hey, at least that rare gene issue is all cleared up!
And that is likely just the tip of the iceberg here… Think GMO foods, superbugs, superweeds, long-term, widespread negative health effects, and the eradication of heirloom seed lines…
Now think all of that and possibly more in humans.
And while the White House is calling for a voluntary moratorium on human germline editing, something that has actually been legally banned in the EU, scientists everywhere including in America are going full steam ahead anyway into the dystopic Gattaca future of designing supermen and so-called “perfect babies” with little consideration of not just the short- but the long-term (and likely permanent) consequences.
Chinese researchers announced earlier this year that they had genetically altered human embryos for the first time. The UK approved three-parent embryos which will pass down permanently altered traits to offspring. DARPA is working on genetically engineered people with a 47th chromosome. The list goes on and on.
The reality, however, is that if these are the examples we are being told about, who knows what is actually going on in the underground world of the breakaway civilization, black budgets, and dark science.
On top of that, as we’ve stressed before, we don’t live in some magical democratic world where everyone has an equal voice on what happens and the flying unicorns roam the skies with the fairies who grant wishes while puppy dogs in little red bows jaunt happily with kittens across the hillside. Lots of people like to tell themselves that, especially here in America, but lying to ourselves doesn’t make it true.
The cold fact is that we live in a world where the richest 67 people have more money than the 3.5 billion poorest — that’s half the planet. To say those people aren’t essentially running the show is willful ignorance to who the real rulers are. The ramifications are mind boggling. Look around. Policy isn’t really voted on anymore; it’s sold to the highest bidder and decided at international conferences like Bilderberg. Scientific research is on tap, sure, but only for governments (or, military-industrial complexes, rather) and the insanely wealthy. Just check out some of the pet “projects” Bill Gates likes to fund. That list will turn your hair white if you think about it too long. More recently, he spent millions on a gene “tweaking” company himself. Gee, that’s a shocker.
These are the same guys toting what they claim are “humanitarian” depopulation agendas, so don’t kid yourself that they’re also sitting around hoping a scientist somewhere will find a way to eradicate cancer or add ten years to everyone’s lives. Their lives, surely. But breakthrough medical innovations for everyone? Not a chance.
It’s a club, and the majority of us are not in it. Bill Gates said so himself in a Rolling Stone interview:
When the Rolling Stone asked him about breakthrough medical technologies in a March 2014 interview, Gates straight up responded that “innovation can actually be your enemy in health care if you are not careful” because “If you accelerate certain things but aren’t careful about whether you want to make those innovations available to everyone, then you’re intensifying the cost in such a way that you’ll overwhelm all the resources.”
“Resources” he and 66 other people have that the majority of everyone else does not.
In short, we live in a world of ungodly wealth gaps and elites who view this place as overpopulated with a disposable “us” who have to checked and curbed by a superior “them”.
And now we’re talking about what will happen when scientists begin making permanent changes to the human gene pool. There will be no going back from this.
If you haven’t seen Gattaca before or in a while, perhaps now is a good time take to look at the future your kids will likely be living in.