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The Great Loneliness: Maria Romasco Moore

Published onOct 01, 2019
The Great Loneliness: Maria Romasco Moore

The daily life and artifacts in this story remind me of some of the human rights debate nowadays.

The story describes programmed children, mobile womb, which seems conventional and everyone would see these happening normally in the future. It reminds me of the CRISPER-CAS9 engineered infant born with anti-HIV, this topic not so long ago spread all over the world in thousands of languages and pushes another trend of ethics and technology debates. However, many of the ethical concerns of newly invented technologies seem resolved with time. It is simply because there are always groups of people against it while groups of people for it. I feel like many ethical debates towards some issues function like slowing down the path rather than make people reconsider the development path. Inventors might pay more attention to human needs before going deep into one path.

The daily life in the story also reminds me of the fundamental “desire” of human beings. If technologies fulfilled some of our needs but on the other side removed some vital nature of human beings, society and human beings might crash into a stage we can’t control. For instance, if human beings are not fragile anymore, or brains can be preserved, can we still care ourselves, love ourselves and find living meaningfully?


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