When the sequence of the human genome was declared essentially complete in 2003, all biologists (except perhaps Craig Venter) heaved a sigh of gladness that the data were all on one website, publicly available, well-annotated and carefully cross-linked.
Let’s start by petting (or shooting) the elephant in the room. All the snarksters will assume that I’m interviewing Dr. Richard Clark Kaufman on nutraceuticals because his NEURVANA company is an h+ advertiser. Not true. My corruption is entirely based on the free schwag!
If anyone is going to persuade us to abandon the flesh, be downloaded, and live forever as information, it is Martine Rothblatt.
If you watch 27-year-old Jason Silva on Current TV — the Emmy-winning youth-oriented cable network co-founded by Al Gore — you’d never guess that he’s a first-rate transhumanist thinker, skeptic, and passionate advocate of science in overcoming the biological limitations of being human.
Over the course of a decade, entire schools of science can come in and out of fashion, just like gadgets or buzzwords.