*These are the finishing touches in the corporatist(Fascist)domination of Western civilization. Control of your access to information , Control of your access to life’s essential resources, and now control and manipulation of the genome of the entire human race is at stake.*
At the base level, the fact that our genes can be ‘owned’ by mega firms and universities that are willing to ‘buy’ them is extremely concerning. The thought invokes several comparisons to the film Gattaca, where ‘designer’ children are created through genetic manipulation of humanity at large. over the past 30 years alone, over 40,000 gene patents have been generated and approved. Quite simply, the blueprint of humanity is being purchased like a commodity.
Gene Wars: The Government Plays God
Beyond even the debate about what this means for humanity, consider the fact that for the corporations to be able to ‘buy’ the ownership of genes means that the entity granting the approval must therefore have the authority over the genes in the first place. This means that the government, legally, is ‘granting access’ to companies to patent the genetics only through proclaiming that it has the authority to do so. The government is therefore legally saying that they literally can rule over our genetic code — our bodies themselves. And if the government rules over the essence of what we are and can let corporations buy up the blueprint of life, then we now have a government that has declared itself to be God. And we then have a population that is walking intellectual property.
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