here is one of a variety of the type of articles I read each day along with trying to keep a pulse on what the average human is doing/thinking/not thinking. maybe it was me lamenting seeing a woman getting another boob job with a duck face shilling for a plastic surgeon that had some of my brains fall out my ear thinking, “how many people follow this merde?”
then I read this article and probably looked like a mule staring at a new barn gate.
while I never claim to be a mathematician, there is the world of science, math, and theories in physics that I do understand a little -yet – as much as I tried to follow the closed loophole article – my brain simply could not register what the scientists were talking about.
did I need more coffee? did I need to take a break and come back to it? or did me staring at social media for data inadvertently shut my own brain down? I had just written a response to the EU ruling that CRISPR and GMO plants would have the same classification and rulings. I would like to understand more of how and why the EU courts decided to rule the way they did, as it appears the decision was based more on political ideas than science.
before anyone gets all tied up with GMO and CRISPR crops. I am enjoying homegrown tomatoes with super soils in raised beds and marveling at the flavor and taste of each. I have yet to get this (be it real or imagined) experience with any of our hydroponic/aeroponic CEA techniques. I can grow an amazing yield and vibrant plants who taste pretty good, but I have yet to create something that has more “nature” than “man” in the mix. while I like the natural evolution, I realize humans are screwing up the planet more, and we need GMO and CRISPR technologies as tools to help humanity not starve to death.
what are the downsides of it all? it is much like I see a similar trend with AI and advanced AI. not so much with simple robotic uses, but more in the area of deep learning and machine learning where in time, machines will evolve into building themselves. I joke, but with a twinge of seriousness that technology and capitalism might one day make humans obsolete. what will people do when they haven’t figured out their weaknesses with greed, lust for power, envy, jealousy, and anger – and it gets spewn into autonomous devices that can process, cluster and move at a rate much faster than any normal human, or group of humans?
it is the same issue we will have with CRISPR. there was a lab in Los Alamos that allowed for real-time sequencing. it was an amazing piece of technology and machine. what it reminded me of was what happens when you get a cut as a human. there is a mindset that as soon as the stitches or the wound is covered, the idea of “you are healed!” takes place.
all you are healed for is the immediate need of the trauma, but you still have the time and care for the wound to heal long past the moment you leave the doctor’s office. it is this time reality that can have horrific impacts with gene modification and allowing something into the mainstream of life.
if you need an example. simply go into the Florida Everglades and poke around to the amount of pythons in the area that are were no native to the area, yet, a few folks probably dumped their pets that they were too lazy to care for into the waters and thought, “what will one little snake do?” and not realizing all it would take is for a few other folks to do the same thing and voila…now you have an invasive species overtaking the natural system.
here is an article on CRISPR/cas9 that had me really take a step back and think a bit on the EU’s work - you thought I forgot what I was talking about at the beginning. :o) go ahead and take a moment to read this:
so…here I am…fresh soil grown food in containers for flavor, and the closed environment work with hydroponics, aeroponics, light and nutrient recipes, climate, mushrooms, veggies, etc., has my work is getting people (that is augmanity) and plants the most perfect environments to grow and flourish – sans genetic modification…and think about all the drug commercials you see on TV and ALL the various disclaimers attached to each drug and now you get the new grocery store of the future where three types of a plant are sitting side by side….(this will make a nice visual) …for this, we will use a tomato and some labels sans art
VO: you walk into a grocery store of the future, oddly there is a video screen projecting way too much data and information about “tomato’s” because some nation-state regulatory group needs to take as much common sense out of a simple process or system. (you should see the spiffy ny state sugar and tobacco advertisements out now...how much is all this costing? does it work?) back to the store...there are three sections, each with tomato’s…but the sections have these markers:
A) tomato – grown in dirt, heirloom seeds, rainwater, sunlight – looks irregular, doesn't’ have a long shelf life, full of vibrant flavor and taste, smells amazing, no pesticides.
B) tomato (GMO) – uniform, grown in a mass factory with the value based on crop production- looks amazing, has a shelf life of weeks, not days, has little smell as it has been in storage for a wee bit, and when you eat it…it tastes like flavorless chicken
C) tomato (Crisper/Cat9) looks great as every tomato looks exactly the same, has a shelf life of months and tastes amazing, yet has this warning attached - eating this tomato may cause constipation, rash, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, insomnia, nausea, suicidal thoughts, abnormal heart rhythms, muscle and joint stiffness, drop in sex drive, infertility, difficulty swallowing...please consult your doctor before ingesting
that is my thoughts this morning. I think I will just go look at the brainstorm and ignore all the things I was trying to understand outside my sphere. maybe drinking more coffee will help me understand faster?
yet another 10 minute ramble from my mind, connected to nothing…just hiding out in plain site. cool, no?