Being the dominant species on Earth, humans have gained control over almost everything that one can imagine. Everything that is not human is dominated by humans but humans’ control over humans is yet unachieved. In order to give this thought a boost, a new technological impact has become a highlight since the emergence of genetic engineering. With genetic engineering, man has made much progress in the field of science, many new discoveries, new scientific breakthroughs regarding genomes had involved this technique, this technique allowed man to manipulate natural genetic makeup of bacteria, viruses, fungi to plants and animals. This technique has allowed addition and deletion of genes according to desire. Now this technique is being implemented on humans.
Transhumans will be the humans with altered genetic makeup; they would have improved and upgraded abilities of mental, physical and psychic nature. Transhumans will be the products of combined efforts of genetic engineering, nanotechnology, neural science, biotechnology, mechanical and electrical engineering and computing etc. Their memories and thoughts all would be computed and controlled electronically using cerebral nano-chips and devices. As said by many transhumanist scientists, “these humans will be immortal as the problems and causes of aging and diseases will be overcome to control the death process through computers and engineering techniques as desired.”
We are living in the era of science where this practice of transhuman development is going on and has entered in its completion phase. Two years ago, in 2014, the USA’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the production of genetically modified babies. These babies will be with low risk of diseases. This project involves the removal of nuclear material from a healthy egg cell or embryo of a female followed by insertions of this nuclear material into a donor egg cell whose own nuclear material has been removed. Actually, the goal of scientists here is to splice and recombine the human genome in order to give new and improved abilities that will overcome humans’ natural limitations, and this is beyond one’s imagination. Such Franken-scientists who are trying to play God have forgotten their own reality of existence.
This ongoing transhumans project is not new; work on this project started after the success in genome engineering techniques. This project of creation of super-humans would go on until and unless success is achieved. One may think of these super-humans as they would dominate the natural human beings and this planet. This thought is actually true to some extent because humans with increased mental power, upgraded body strength, with extraordinary skills and traits from different species would seem to dominate the natural beings. I must put this new act of science in my own words like this “God creates World, God creates man, Man becomes dominant, Man creates plants, Man creates animals, and at the last but not the least, Man creates Man, Man becomes God.”
For those who are of fragile beliefs and faiths, always keep it in mind that history of mankind shows that whoever tried and claimed to play God, their end was really horrible and breathtaking, actually not worth visualizing. As phrased by one of my friends once, “If you try to manipulate nature, nature will always fight back and tries to revert to its originality and as a result, it’s humans who will face the consequences.” Now it’s your choice whether to face the consequences or die old with good memories and warmth in your bed.