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Bio-Engineering Life as in Blade Runner

Posted 8 May 2001 at 17:59 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

Space.com has an article about bioengineering of new life forms. Could our next generation robots be bio-engineered robots? The work being done by Scripps Research Institute is trying to guess at what ET might be like by creating altered organisms. However, this sounds an awful lot like the movie Blade Runner (and the game Blade Runner) where people could make new creatures (bio robots?) by using off the shelf bio parts to create a bio-robot of their dreams. Of course Blade Runner was one of the best Sci-Fi movies ever! It starred Harison Ford who was a sort of future police officer who tracked down replicants and killed them. Replicants were bio engineered beings which which were expected to be loyal slaves. Those that weren't loyal slaves were tracked down and killed. These replicants had planned obsolsecence too (they died after a set number of years). Lets hope that as we get into bio engineering we won't have to enforce these precautions. Maybe these guys doing this research are really replicants themselves?

Another article about it., posted 9 May 2001 at 03:32 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

Another article about it popped up here.

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