by, 07-21-11 at 07:43 pm (934 Views)
So there I was, minding my own business when I saw a friend on my facebook posted a link to Genpets.
At first I was freaked right out. Not only was I outraged that they were "playing god" so to speak but they were also selling them as pets?! So I did a little google searching. Which made me want to post this in a blog on here.
This man created them for a few reasons and this one really made me what to post this.
Very creepy and very smart all at the same time.In the end, research follows funding and many times funding leads out of commercial profit. Thus Genpets takes a step back to examine trends in the pet craze and ponder where a new technology like Biotech might take it (there are already companies such as Allerca though selling bio-engineered pets in reality, or Glofish in Asia).
Genpets also echoes current situations. While the pets in plastic disturbs many, how is this much different from a pet store? Glass versus plastic is not a huge change, but taken in a different context causes a reaction. Perhaps a more critical step is to look into the basis for Genpets.
What are your thoughts?