[ExI] Pythons and rabbits

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Fri Mar 20 10:31:35 UTC 2015

Then there are the recent paper in Science about CRISPR-based gene drives for spreading genes into wild populations and the discussion about it:

When George Church says your research is going too far, then we are really talking about something. 

But we could insert interesting suicide genes in the snake population, let them loose, and then have the entire population crash when exposed to something like an artificial pheromone that activates them. Or insert the pheromone gene in wild populations we want to protect to make them snake-poisonous. What could possibly go wrong? ;-)

Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University
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