WIRED has listed several hypothetical experiments that would advance science significantly, if only they weren’t so creepy and wrong. For example, something called “embryo mapping” would see doctors insert a tracking agent into a human embryo and monitor its development more precisely and definitively than ever before. The result could help scientist direct the evolution of stem cells, and potentially advance research into Parkinson’s Disease, for example, significantly.
Plus, it’d make really cool sci-fi story. As do the others. Just imagine your favorite director, actors and visual effects artists teaming up to produce movies based on:
1. Optogenetics – beams of light control brain cells of conscious human beings
2. Ape man – cross-breed a human being with a chimpanzee
3. Separating Twins – separate twins at birth and then control every single aspect of their upbringing
There’s more, of course, and we encourage to read the full list. Unethical in real life, but compelling fodder for science fiction.
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