The techno-scientific madness

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We live in a world where, in order to fight global warming, we are quietly considering sending sulfur nanoparticles into the atmosphere to reflect solar radiation, irreversibly altering the biosphere. A world where we « fertilize » the sea to stimulate the growth of phytoplankton, which absorbs a lot of CO2, upsetting the physicochemical and ecosystemic balance of the oceans, again in an irreversible way. We live in a world where human beings and nature must be « augmented » or « improved » for greater efficiency and performance. As Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering and a prominent transhumanist, says,  » Aging, disease and death are problems thatwe can now overcome « , thanks to the deployment of ever more powerful and intrusive techniques, such as brain implants or nanobots that repair us from the inside. The sorcerers’ apprentices of synthetic biology have also undertaken to « improve » the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen by plants and photosynthesis, which is not considered …

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