TT18 Special Lecture

Playing With Life

Science is giving us more and better ways to manipulate and even to create living organisms. As this century proceeds we will be able to do with living things what our ancestors did with concrete, steel, glass, and electricity - rebuild the world. This talk will point out how hybrids, chimeras, genome edited organisms, cyborgs, and even odd "things" are becoming possible. Ultimately, it will ask how should we think of this and what should we do about it.