Biotechnology + Plutocracy = 2084?
Synthetic Biology, Nano-biotechnology, 'The Singularity'..
These are just a few of the concepts that will make the human species immune to disease and ageing, which is interesting, right?
But what interests me isn't the inevitable development of these technologies alone but how exactly they will fit and function within the socioeconomic context.
If scientists allow these technologies to be corporatised am I wrong to say there is an intuitive likelihood that it may further the gap between those with power and those without out it? If not make the gap truly impassable once and for all?
Is it hyperbolic for me to assume someone who is selfish and materialistic enough to accumulate billions of dollars would chose immortality and or intellectual enhancement to truly facilitate his position in power indefinitely?