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Right well, before you think I'm crazy. I'm speculating on how DNA can be modified in the future, give or take hopefully within the next 25 years. I set up a poll and you are welcome to vote on it.



1. The Crispr/CAS9 is a well known method that uses a bacteria enzyme to cut and modify the DNA. They've had successful modification of the animal embryo, but it could be error prone. It uses a molecular scissor to cut the DNA and after that you swap in the desired DNA sequence.



2. The nanomachine method is all theoretical, scientist are working on building a nanomachine of this scale not to mention method of mass production. Let's imagine each nanomachine contains a wireless antenna that sends signal to your computer. You can track its position and you can control when and where you want to make the cut at the click of a button, imaging the nanomachine can be done with laser scanning, you provide the nanomachine with the correct power source and a mechanical scissor that is able to cut your DNA. You can have it carry the DNA sequence for you and swap in the sequence like planting a tree, speculating. It is recycleable



3. The laser light capable of breaking the DNA molecular bond at the desired area. You've ever played chop the fruit on cell phone? Kind of like that except you are slicing DNA with a laser light. You get to image the DNA sequence with laser scanning technology again. You make a precise cut a the right location and you use a light tweezer to swap the DNA sequence to the correct location after you've made the cut. It sounds tedious at first but once you've got all the laser light programmed to beam at the right place, you would cover your entire body with the laser light, then with one button click the DNA could be swapped. It could be quite convenient



Well as much as science have many breakthroughs in this area currently we are in stage one, but there is always a chance that an error can exist and it cannot be controlled. Once it enters the body, it's all on its own. That makes the second and third techniques more flexible. I'd imagine number three is probably easier to construct than number two, but both of these methods are quite desirable. With the laser scanning technology they could be working at 100% accuracy. I'm not discouraging method one either since many applications are still being tested out at this case, but I'll let you guys decide on this one. My pick with be number 3
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I thought that with the title this thread has, it meant what you would change about yourself rather than picking some theories that I have little idea about.

Umm... Yeah.
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Really man, really?

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What do you think?

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Option three sounds the most interesting, while option one sounds the most plausible. I cannot speculate much as I know little on the subject.
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I'm just waiting for the aliens to modify my DNA
I want to be one of them actually
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stars201 wrote:

I'm just waiting for the aliens to modify my DNA
I want to be one of them actually


I think you'll have better chance counting on earth people, and right 1 is the closest we're getting right now
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Fictional stories say falling into toxic sludge or being bit by a radioactive spider will change your dna and give you powers. I think you just get sick
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Sorry, I'm a purist.
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Well it would be great to be rid of the whole allergy thing that I've inherited. My immune system is bent on causing trouble for no good reason.
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I want to fly.

Make it happen.

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No longer need food/liquid/sleep
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I disagree with genetic modification of humans and other intelligent life on ethical grounds. Problems of property rights (could a person created using genetic manipulation techniques be termed property or perhaps a person genetically engineered to be property), creation of a 'genetically superior' human that becomes a new ruling elite over the other unmodified humans, and the inherent trial and error process of genetic engineering leading to many 'failures' who may still be viable, living humans but be discarded (killed) because they did not have the desired traits raises too many ethical questions for me.
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Ravenstein wrote:

I disagree with genetic modification of humans and other intelligent life on ethical grounds. Problems of property rights (could a person created using genetic manipulation techniques be termed property or perhaps a person genetically engineered to be property), creation of a 'genetically superior' human that becomes a new ruling elite over the other unmodified humans, and the inherent trial and error process of genetic engineering leading to many 'failures' who may still be viable, living humans but be discarded (killed) because they did not have the desired traits raises too many ethical questions for me.


To bad you don't get to choose whether or not we get genetically modified or not.

I'm mortifying my body genetic or augmentation when it's available.

We should evolve the human race and that's what the movement I follow is for ^^
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