“These are entirely new lifeforms. They have never before existed on Earth. They are living, programmable organisms.”
There could be a way of predicting – and preventing – which children will go on to have low intelligence.
Gene editing and embryo selection still elicit a good deal of resistance. But in the next decades, humanity will need highly-intelligent visionaries.
We have the power to change our cards and to make the world a great place for ourselves, our families, and for everyone else.
Human minds as they currently exist are not capable of effecting our most desirable present and future.
Our best shared values can help us navigate the almost unimaginable opportunities and very real challenges that lie ahead.
Human routine tasks will disappear first, other professions will follow: secretaries, doctors, attorneys, financiers, teachers, etc.
Of all the things which are candidates for the "next big thing", I have no doubts about what will be the biggest: artificial intelligence.
Aside from burger flipping, how many specific jobs have you heard people talk about robots replacing people?
In May 2016, a group of scientists met to plan HGP-write, a project designed to create an entire functioning human genome out of chemicals.