Argument: Synthetic life driven by profits more than benefits to humanity

Issue Report: Artificial life


Jim Thomas, a member of the Etc Group: “Synthetic biology is a high-risk, profit-driven field, building organisms out of parts that are still poorly understood.”[1]

Devinder Sharma. “Artificial Life Is Simply Not Another Breaking News, It Has Grave Implications for Humanity.” Ground Reality. May 23rd, 2010: “I do not support science and technology to remain outside the control of the society. We cannot allow science to be left to the inside of the board rooms of the corporates. Few people sitting in a board room cannot be left to decide what is good for us. It has gone on for long, and the world is facing the negative consequences through global warming. Synthetic life is a far too serious a threat, and no greenhouse accord can reverse the deadly fallout.”