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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:28 am

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These are the first monkeys with customized mutations were just born in China, marking a new era in precision gene editing. (Read: bringing us closer to a Gattaca-like future where designer babies grow into perfect people that never get sick.) They are twins.

Working out of the Model Animal Research Center of Nanjing University, a team led by Xingxu Huang successfully engineered these twin cynomolgus monkeys(pictured above) to have two mutations: one affecting the regulation of metabolism and the other affecting healthy immune function. It's not the first time that scientists have created customized mutations—they did it in mice a while ago—but it is the first time that a primate so genetically close to humans has been involved. And these are exactly the kinds of mutations you might want to trigger in order to make skinnier, healthier humans.

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/first-custom-mutant-monkeys-bring-us-one-step-closer-to-1512505423

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:24 am

Wouldn't surprise me at all if the Chinese (among others) had already done this experiment with humans. O Brave New World! Okay so they may create perfectly fit human beings; does that mean (like the book) they'd also create 'genetically modified' humans/hybrids with very low IQs to carry out the lowly jobs? After all the Alpha types wouldn't do them.

We all know what happens when humans try to beat nature, as in GM crops that will wipe out the bees: Disaster. I expect the same will happen with this latest experiment.

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:15 am

created stronger humans with the knowledge of how to make them weaker at a moments notice or just kill them off, a very Brave new world.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:06 pm

Tess. wrote:Wouldn't surprise me at all if the Chinese (among others) had already done this experiment with humans.  O Brave New World!  Okay so they may create perfectly fit human beings; does that mean (like the book) they'd also create 'genetically modified' humans/hybrids with very low IQs to carry out the lowly jobs? After all the Alpha types wouldn't do them.

We all know what happens when humans try to beat nature, as in GM crops that will wipe out the bees: Disaster. I expect the same will happen with this latest experiment.

I would much sooner predict intelligent machines doing the lowly jobs -- how many people would actually stand for genetically engineered human slavery?

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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:30 pm

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Tess. wrote:Wouldn't surprise me at all if the Chinese (among others) had already done this experiment with humans.  O Brave New World!  Okay so they may create perfectly fit human beings; does that mean (like the book) they'd also create 'genetically modified' humans/hybrids with very low IQs to carry out the lowly jobs? After all the Alpha types wouldn't do them.

We all know what happens when humans try to beat nature, as in GM crops that will wipe out the bees: Disaster. I expect the same will happen with this latest experiment.

I would much sooner predict intelligent machines doing the lowly jobs -- how many people would actually stand for genetically engineered human slavery?

Agree Machines are the way.

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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:31 pm

I heard exactly that in the 60s Veya, it still hasn't happened, in fact people are working longer and harder.

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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:42 pm

the days of the "replicant " as in blade runner, gets ever closer....

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:44 pm

Sassy wrote:I heard exactly that in the 60s Veya, it still hasn't happened, in fact people are working longer and harder.

To be fair, so are the machines :D

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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:46 pm

What, why aren't people screaming about immigrant machines taking out jobs!  lol! 

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Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:49 pm

Sassy wrote:What, why aren't people screaming about immigrant machines taking out jobs!  lol! 

Bwahaha, probably because they're not Muslims. Though militant machine monotheism is surely still to come -- all this has happened before, and all of it will happen again Smile

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Post by Guest on Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:52 pm

affraid affraid ::smthg:: ::smthg:: 

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Post by veya_victaous on Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:53 am

Sassy wrote:I heard exactly that in the 60s Veya, it still hasn't happened, in fact people are working longer and harder.

in the backward olde world countries.

NOT here in the Magic land of OZ
We have machines doing almost everything.

I have said before it is like Europe stopped adopting new tech in 70's

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:06 am

So no-one works? And machines do everything? Think there might be a bit of exaggeration there lol
And don't we invent the machines you use  geek 

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Post by veya_victaous on Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:42 am

Sassy wrote:So no-one works?   And machines do everything?   Think there might be a bit of exaggeration there lol
And don't we invent the machines you use  geek 

umm no we run the machines. Machines are Not AI they don't think for themsleves.

Wood workers used to use hand tools now the use CNC routers
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Rubbish trucks used to have humans putting bin, is it not there is robot arm.
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Machines do a fair portion of the Physical labour
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And We are world leaders in Automated Agriculture... other stuff we steal from USA, Germany or Japan

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