The End of Disease

The End of Disease

To imagine that possibly one day "our time" on earth will be looked back on as a "period when disease existed," the thought that all forms of disease could someday be programmed out of the blueprint of humanity, is the stuff real miracles are made of.
As an artist, I do not pretend to understand the complexities of genome research, or can I begin to imagine their far reaching implications on all forms of life. It is such brilliant work. My concerns are far more basic.
While science has arrived at the very core of human life, imperatively, so must we examine the very essence of our behavior, our primal urges and the values we need to control them. Hopefully before it is too late, we will arrive at a higher moral code, and higher values will direct the science that we've learned, and not allow our primal urges to squander our existence.
Whether or not our values will override our primal urges will decide if we are to be saved or sentenced to extinction. If humanity is to reap the rewards of science and survive, we must as people, develop a "genuine concern for one another." This is the basic premise on which I created "The Double Helix.-Mutation of increased Compassion."
This is the time for our greatest triumphs or our worst tragedies.

This writing was inspired by a recent TED TALK given by Alex Dickinson-The End of Disease (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3MHFmRYH1E&t=194s)