We Are Coming Close To Creating Superior Beings.
This warning from Kazuo Ishiguro is not new. In fact, many scientists have been alarmed in the past years by the speed of worldwide genetic engineering and experimentations, and all this carried on in some countries with very few safeguards as to ethical and legal restraints. The acquisition of scientific knowledge has shot off the graph in the last fifty years, and as Ishiguro has proposed, there is an urgent need to engage science with society at large, especially in gene editing, artificial intelligence and robotics.
Kazuo Ishiguro is a Japanese-British novelist, columnist, short story writer, and screenwriter. He was born in Nagasaki, Japan, but in 1960 his family moved to England when he was five years old. He is one of the most celebrated contemporary fiction authors in the English-speaking world, having received four Man Booker Prize nominations, and winning the 1989 award for his novel The Remains of the Day. In 2008, The Times ranked him 32nd on their list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.”
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