Virus research and the new tools of science allow the creation of the equivalent of Pandora’s Box. Once we release new life forms into the environment it is forever! Is this good or bad?
- We put up fences and got rustlers.
- We created banks and got bank robbers.
- We created computers networks and got computer viruses.
- We created genetic manipulation and we could get new killer bugs.
The question is should we as a world full of people allow any corporation or nation to modify living organisms that can never be removed from our environment, as in Pandora’s Box? Can we even stop this if we wanted to? One argument for genetic manipulation is that knowing what can be done by allowing it, we can be prepared. Another argument to consider the question “do the people who make the anti-virus for out computers help make the virus?” Surely evil people will realized that if they create the disaster they can sell you disaster insurance, the Mafia is living proof.