Humans, like all the other known animals, are quite primitive entities, still gathering deep inside the cave: Just walking bags of bacteria and excrement. Yup, even the glamorized super-models are just waxed apes on high heels.
What keeps us deep inside the cave is the fact that the vast majority of the “walking bags of bacteria” have no clue as to how primitive they are and, thus, concentrate their intellectual and financial efforts in all the wrong directions.
Humans invest trillions of dollars in all kind of research (most of it for the sole benefit of the sponsors, the rest of it being a better hobby than playing video games) instead of chasing THE JACKPOT: THE ABSOLUTE KNOWLEDGE, which will solve (or .. complicate?) all the problems.
Nowadays scientists/researchers are specialized in very narrow fields and thus are unable to see the BIG picture. Instead of trying to solve the BIG problem/s (which will result in all the millions of little problems – part of the BIG problem -- also being solved) we witness a huge waste of intellectual and financial resources for all the wrong causes: from ‘how to get rid of acnea’ to ‘Follica Touts Cure For Baldness’ to … ‘how to kill the cancer cells.’
And like the killing of cancer cells wouldn’t be a narrow enough field of research (why not ‘how to redesign ourselves to be perfectly healthy?’ Why always concentrate on the small potatoes and never on the BIG picture?), there are countless billions of dollars invested in curing the lung cancer, another Everest of money wasted on colon cancer, then for brain cancer, breast, ovarian, pancreatic, testicle and so on. The narrower the research goes the bigger the waste of brain-power, money and time.
To put this in perspective: For quite some time already the physicists’ dream is to put together the ToE (Theory of Everything; concept that actually goes back to the ancient Greek philosophers). In contrast, what are other scientists doing is dividing and narrowing their research fields ad infinitum. Today they research the ovarian cancer, but next week they’ll split that research into the ovarian cancer for blondes, brunettes, red haired, strippers, overweight grandmas, you name it. And just wait till next month …
It’s so sad that the scientists AND the sponsors of the research programs can’t see the forest for the .. branches (of science).
BIG ideas* – while bitterly opposed in the beginning by the narrow-minded** -- have always helped us move ahead (although in small steps, at least so far) throughout our journey and we are at a point in our evolution when we better brighten up and make a much needed BIG step in the right direction before it’s too late.
* “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” -- Albert Einstein.
**All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. -- Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860)
FiT-DNA is, most likely, the most important research idea in the history of human kind: we, humans, can wait 2,000,000 years for some “lucky DNA mutation/accident” that will elevate us from the primitive stage we are right now, OR we can design the “accident“ ourselves in a few short years and become (close to) all-knowledgeable.
If you have the curiosity to eye the research idea it is at http://www.fit-dna.com/, the way it came to my mind, so don’t expect some academic paper format (see it as a 2 minutes pitch while waiting for the elevator). And I have a pretty good idea (scientific common sense) as to how to perform this research, so just ask me, “Well, how can that be done?”