I used to think that plants were like insects, and I have tried to use them to help me with my chores and other tasks. Now I’m not so sure. They seem to be a natural thing. I think it is a kind of a big deal, especially if you are a plant enthusiast, but I am sure it is possible to use these plants to achieve some of the highest perfection known to mankind.
For more than a decade, researchers have been able to grow plants that are nearly impossible to grow in the natural world. For example, the first plant to be grown with artificial intelligence that actually works, was a giant dandelion that was grown by geneticists at the University of Arizona.
A plant that can produce a life form that is nearly impossible to grow in the natural world. I think I can be forgiven for saying this, even though it is, in fact, just a couple of paragraphs of text.
It is amazing to me that we still have so much research to do with agricultural technology. I guess it is because we have a very unique situation in this land, with a growing population where the labor costs are about double what they are in the rest of the world. We have a way of making a way for an existing species to be replaced by a genetically engineered organism.
The technology is known as “genetic engineering,” which is a fancy word for taking your DNA and “engineering” it. Our crops have been engineered to fight disease, make food taste better, and make the environment more productive. It’s a huge job, and a good one, by the way.
The first and foremost reason this sounds weird is because it sounds very new and futuristic. However, the way we do genetic engineering now is already well known. Just read the Wikipedia page on the subject. It has sections on how genetic engineering is already used to treat patients, and how it’s made possible through the cloning of humans. The Wikipedia article also has sections on how the technology has been made to be more efficient, and therefore cheaper.
In other words, if this sounds like it might be a new and interesting approach, it’s because it is. Genetic engineering has been around a lot longer than the advent of the first cell phone, so it would be rather natural for us to come up with new and creative ways to apply it. Unfortunately, it seems that we are still stuck in a time period where the tech is pretty much the same, but with a few new and interesting twists on old techniques.
I agree that in many ways it would be much easier and cheaper to use genetically modified seeds if we weren’t stuck in a time period where the tech was the same, but that doesn’t mean we should have to give up the old ways. To the contrary, we should be looking for ways to apply genetic engineering and genetic modification to plants, trees, and even insects in the most creative and creative ways we can imagine.
This whole “time loop” thing is just a lot of fun, but you can’t rely on it to keep you alive. What you’re looking for is really a way to use something like a time loop and think about the way it works. We have many other ideas that we could use to build a timeline.
So there you have it. A very brief primer on what I mean by “self-aware”. And how we should be looking beyond just thinking about our own habits.