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HOW POWERFUL WILL THE POWER OF BIOLOGY GET IN THIRTY YEARS? | 2002-01-26

I am the only person on earth who remembers it, but for a few minutes during the 1969 moon mission, the world was sweating blood. One astronaut was circling the moon in the main vehicle while the other two went down to surface in a smaller one.

Then the two came back in the smaller vehicle and were supposed to link up with the main one to go back to earth. They and the other astronaut expected to know when the two hooked up together from the loud "Click" it would make.

Time passed and there was no click. Everybody was worried sick because the instruments showed that everything was going perfectly.

Finally, they realized that the computers doing the hook up were so powerful and did such a perfect job that there had been no "Click!" We simply could not get used to the computer age, where things are done with such inhuman perfection.

That incredibly powerful computer that put those vehicles together with such perfection in 1969 was inhumanly perfect.

Now here's the punch line

Every single "Tickle Me Elmo" doll has a computer in it that is more powerful than that one.

Power is responsibility, and the power of the biological revolution has not even begun. God is not going to protect anyone from this moral responsibility.