History Of Biotechnology
History has not ended even for the author of our book, Francis Fukuyama, the end of history, and his new work is just the future. Humanity has entered a new phase of technological development: in addition to information technologies that have already significantly changed the way of life on the planet, revolutionary biotechnology is actively developing. The Dolly sheep experiment showed that there's a way to clone a man. The Man ' s Genotype project was completed and trained researchers who could be used to " model people " . With each year, scientists have become increasingly aware of the principles of brain activity, which in turn can lead to the creation of total forms of social control, such as those described in numerous anti-utopias.
What can mankind expect from biotechnology as a social and biological species? This is what Francis Fukuyama is trying to answer in the book Our Post-Human Future.
From the author ' s point of view, biotechnology potentially has a series of serious threats, but the threats of invisible, latent, incapable of immediately drawing attention to itself at the political level. The invention of nuclear weapons has been recognized instantly by the extremely dangerous creation of the hands of human beings and has thus been subject to very strict national and international control. The same thing happened to biological weapons. But... modern biotechnology may be used and used not only to create lethal viruses and bacteria. They argue that they are capable of altering the way of life of people to the extent that human nature itself is transformed, and posthumans may be created.
Fukuyama addresses this issue at three levels. First, it analyses the impact that biotechnology has and can have on our lives in the future. Secondly, as the most complex and important issue, the dangers of biotechnology to human nature are described. And thirdly, by reviewing the activities of institutions already in place in the political regulation of biotechnology, the author seeks to understand how these institutions meet the requirements of tomorrow.