Opinion | The fast-evolving ethical conundrums of biotechnology4 min read 11 Nov 2019, 11:39 PM IST
Our capacity to re-engineer the biological world raises questions that need answers before it gets too late
In the information technology world, we have seen an explosion of Artificial Intelligence, automation, blockchains and data science tools in the last few years. All of these technologies, while distinct in their approach, actually cross-pollinate each other. The world’s denizens—and their governments—have rightly started to worry about issues such as data privacy, control over fiat currencies, job losses and widening income disparities. I had written in this column earlier that governments started getting significantly more active in the regulation of this space in 2018.
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