Watercooler topic, obviously, but it still ties into the motivations behind Holochain stuff.
For context, I’m doing a bionanotech subject for my physics degree. This just felt really crazy because it was like just another day for students there just mixing some chemicals, plopping some lipids in a tube, heating it up and then seeing some E. coli flouresce (E. coli doesn’t usually flouresce FYI, the gene from a flourescent jellyfish transformed E. coli to make florescent proteins).
Anyway, like why the fuck are we doing this. We’re dumb apes playing God, we really don’t know the havoc this kind of research will eventually have on the planet.
It won’t be long until we turn an anti-fragile ecology into a fragile chaotic mess of un-accounted-for chemical interactions.