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    abhominal     Sun, Feb 15, 2009  Permanent link
    Interesting speech, I feel it does not really get to the serious issues until the Q&As though.

    He has a very Pro slant to the argument, you may be interested in Francis Fukuyama's Our Posthuman Future if you have'nt already read it? He tackles the arguments from a more negative angle. It is interesting, although not surprising, that the ethical questions are the same today as they were 7 years ago. Especially the social justice and world resources points.

    Also I wonder what he would say about Obama's recent green lighting of stem cell research in the US. And the implications of the current world recession on the funding of research.