Gregory Stock is a biotech entrepreneur, bestselling author, and was the former director of UCLA School of Medicine's Program on Medicine, Technology and Society. A quote:
Even if half the world's species were lost [during genetic experiments], enormous diversity would still remain. When those in the distant future look back on this period of history, they will likely see it not as the era when the natural environment was impoverished, but as the age when a plethora of new forms---some biological, some technological, some a combination of the two -- burst onto the scene. We best serve ourselves, as well as future generations, by focusing on the short-term consequences of our actions rather than our vague notions about the needs of the distant future.
Read Jon Rappaport's recent article about altering humans (transhumanism) here.
Don't get overexcited ... look again at the title: NM stands for New Mexico. There is actually a little town (population about 13,000) in New Mexico called Las Vegas, which, along with other metropolitan areas in the state, will be without smart meters (boo hoo) because the NM Public Regulations Commission denied smart meter installation after reviewing its supposed merits.
The towns that will be SM free include Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Clayton, Ruidoso, Tularosa, Alamogordo, Silver City, Lordsburg and Deming. (Don't know about rural areas.)
In the old days, people kept chickens for their eggs. When a hen's egg-laying days were up, she was made into chicken soup. Male chicks were called "spring chickens" and cooked for their tender meat, a treat compared to the lean, scrawny hens that ran around the barnyard.
The 1950s brought flocks of Jews from Europe into New York. As Jews, they could not indulge in Sunday ham dinners; thus a demand for chicken meat soared with this immigrant wave. Vegetable farmers in the area began to raise chickens, and a new kind of animal farming was born.
It was found that chickens grew plump and tasty if antibiotics were added to their feed. And there were dozens of ways to make chicken into food: nuggets and sticks among them. Chickens became a huge contract-farming business.
Today, quoting from a recent Mercola newsletter:The farmers who raise chickens don't actually own the chickens. They own their land, usually, although they're probably paying a mortgage on it. They pay to build those houses. They own their debt. They own the manure that comes out of those houses. The company they grow for, the company to which they're contracted (they're called contract farmers), buys parent birds from a genetics company, hatches the chicks, takes the chicks to the farmers, brings the feed to the farmers, picks the birds up six weeks later, takes them to a company-owned slaughtering plant, slaughters them, packages them, distributes them and negotiates the wholesale contract.
Breeding ever fatter chickens, even chickens without beaks and feet, is the goal. Making butterballs. Think of what is happening to humans these days as well ... the soaring of global obesity:
Indians form one sixth of the world's population. Many believe, with good reason, that India will be the world's next techno-power. Since 2010, the Indian government has been implementing a national ID program, documenting citizens into a giant database that takes fingerprints and iris scans (biometrics).
The latest techno-electronic wizardry is thermochromic fabric.Don't change your clothes -- let your clothes change themselves! But color isn't all: Fabrics can control your muscles, body temperature and even release medicines ...
Commentary from Paul Romano, Pockets of the Future: