Please read the attached articles and discuss what you think!  They should go quickly, and I think you’ll find them interesting. You can also comment on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v

Please read the attached articles and discuss what you think!  They should go quickly, and I think you’ll find them interesting. You can also comment on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGMYdalClU  (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Two of the articles are by Ray Kurzweil who is a “futurist.” In these excerpts, he discusses some possible future developments, including when computers surpass human intelligence, gene therapy, recombinant DNA technology, therapeutic cloning, reversing human aging, etc.  What do you think of these ideas? Please be specific, and try to incorporate material from this class when you answer! Don’t just get on your soap box and preach. Use material that you’ve learned to support your point or explain what he’s talking about. 

The other one (Zimmer) is a good summary of some course issues and also offers some ideas about the future.  Once again, please be specific when discussing aspects of this article.