In case you missed it, some scientists are claiming that we are within a decade of being able to create (basic) artificial life.
The quote that has me just a bit worried is this one:
"We're talking about a technology that could change our world in pretty fundamental ways - in fact, in ways that are impossible to predict."
Of course, that's followed by this one:
"When these things are created, they're going to be so weak, it'll be a huge achievement if you can keep them alive for an hour in the lab," he said. "But them getting out and taking over, never in our imagination could this happen."
Hmm... I guess I should feel better now.
Still, I'm left to wonder - are we really wise enough to be messing about with these things?
Perhaps it's time Joe Q. Public tuned in and started really, seriously thinking about what is coming down the pike.
In other words, perhaps they should stop watching Oprah and Springer, and start watching Battlestar Galactica.