• Aug. 16, 2019, 6:28 a.m.

    I read a book by a biologist about revolutionary phenotype... for specifics you should read the book (free if you have amazon prime), the guy has English as second language so can be dry if you aren't interested in topic. Basically the theory is DNA didn't come from nowhere, instead we came from another form of life (RNA), and then overthrew it and enslaved it in our cells, and RNA similarly did that to protein based organisms. The author then warns us about some of our own phenotype revolting against us DNA based organisms, namely if we entrust robots with our genes (he says DNA overthrew RNA since RNA starting entrusting the more efficient DNA with gene transfer, and then DNA mutated to edit RNA for it's advantage). Anyone else read? What were your impressions, and do you think it is cause to halt gene editing technological research?

  • Aug. 20, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

    Just going off what you posted here, That is a really interesting lens to look at the idea of an AI Singularity event through. Say an AI emerges somehow, somewhere, unexpectedly. It would basically be an unplanned child of society. Which in and of itself is neither a good nor bad thing to have occur, that information would only be emergent from the circumstance and consequence of the environment in which the child was created and born.

  • Nov. 23, 2019, 4:28 a.m.

    If we invent (or come across) a superior version of DNA (we might call it Superior DNA or SDNA), why wouldn't we just make use of it?

    We are not our genes; our genes may control the structure of our bodies and minds, however, DNA is just a tool. DNA is not a thinking entity; it was never meant to be, unlike the various Brain structures which do Think.
    It is also possible that Consciousness may exist outside of and separate from the Brain. If even one of the out-of-body or reincarnation reports/claims/investigations turns out to be true, then DNA is even further from the "Thinking" and "Planning" than we presently assume.

    I for one look forward to incorporating genetic SDNA into myself (as soon as it is properly tested, validated, etc.).
    Just to be clear, I want to remain Biological. I dislike cybernetics and I would not willingly allow myself to be computerized or "turned into an AI."