Synthetic biology Archives

I’m continuing to work at my audio version of Catalyst: A Techno-Liberation Thesis (2013). Everything will progress and it should be completed soon. I’ve also got a copy of Center for a Stateless Society’s (C4SS) Kevin Carson’s book The Homebrew …Read More

We all “play God” or “play with fire” at some point. What we do affects people’s lives, even their chances of longevity. But are these things really so bad? Had your ancestors chosen not to play with fire, life might not …Read More

While not under any illusions that it will go viral, I’ve recently been narrating my techno-liberation thesis Catalyst to produce the audio book promised in the last post. Here is what I’ve done so far. I put together a YouTube …Read More

I’d like to draw your attention to my full review of Visions of the Future, published to h+ Magazine on 31 March 2016. My review of Prospects for Human Survival, also a Lifeboat Foundation book I got a review copy …Read More

Most people don’t understand what can now be done through modern understandings of biology. If the child in me could ask the pioneers of synthetic biology a question, it might be about dragons. While I am no biologist, I understood …Read More

Who are your influences? This is a question I have decided to think about recently, and I encourage you to do the same. Our ideas aren’t purely credited to us. We are all part of an almost infinite continuum of …Read More

One idea that caught my eye while reading the essays compiled in Visions of the Future, a book from the grandiose Lifeboat Foundation, was the so-called “enernet”. Much like the “internet”, the enernet would be a network designed to make …Read More

The implications of nuclear fusion power as a panacea for the world’s energy needs are not good. There are better alternatives and I’d like to write about them again. As explained by nuclear power critic Linda Gunter in a recent …Read More

Social progress, which is closely tied to the notion of modernity, has been a core belief of the so-called Western world since, possibly, the French Revolution. It is not without merit, but simplistic assertions that modern Western political systems are the best can obscure …Read More

It is a fact that science now has the capacity to introduce whole new species. The means of such creation is synbio, synthetic biology. To people with conservative ideas about humanity and nature (James Hughes would say bioconservative) the rapid development of synbio …Read More