In honor of Wormhole Week, Stephen Tremp, Alex J Cavanaugh, and L. Diane Wolf are hosting this blogfest:
Name one thing where science advances mankind, and one where technology with unforeseen consequences will go too far and set mankind back. (And they can be the same thing.) Example: De-Extinction, or bringing back extinction species through back breeding, genetic engineering, and cloning. With all the breakthrough discoveries mankind is on the cusp of, are we playing God?
I'd have to say the Internet. Here's this amazing tool that brings people closer together and easier to converse with loved ones who are thousands of miles away, and yet we forget the people right beside us. Not to mention, the ease the Internet offers bullies, pedophiles, crooks of all kinds. Stranger Danger got a whole lot closer to our homes.
Don't get me wrong, I love the Internet, and fully believe in it. But as with every positive, there's a negative. Yin and Yang.
It's Spring Break and I'll have limited Internet access this week, so bear with me as I play catch up with blog visits.
How about you? How would you answer the above question? Is it spring where you're at? How are you celebrating?