this guy is god
A short interview with replicant Roy Batty:
G- Mr Batty, as a fictional biologically created human, what would you like to tell us about the life that Craig Venter created?
E- Are you talking about Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0? You'll soon know it as Mycopasma laboratorium. I can give you this as an exclusive, haha. What do I think about him? He's great! It's another step to take me and people like me out of fiction and into reality, another step.
G- Can you tell us in a few words the difference between Craig Venter and Dr Eldon Tyrell?
E- There is no difference. They both created "life" in a laboratory. They changed the meaning of the word artificial. For the past 3,500 years there's been a sacred law, a cell can only be created by splitting another cell. That's changed for ever. Now a computer can create a new cell in a test tube. And if a cell can be created, we won't have to wait long before a plant's created, and then a worm will eat bits of it and then the worm will become a butterfly. Golem will become a reality.
G- Will that change the concept of "life" itself?
E- Of course ... and the concept of the soul, too. The "miracle" component of your lives will disappear for ever. The soul is no more than pure chemistry ...
G- But ethically ...
E-Ethically? But do humans have ethics? This guy's god. Craig Venter has proved what Allah, Christ and people like that haven't proved in thousands of years. And he hasn't had to use faith, that joker.
G- In the future, then ...
E- The future? For you the future has become a countdown. I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. I've seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain...
G- You haven't finished your sentence.
E- That's because the sentence has been changed. "Time to die" I said in fiction, but now, in reality ... It's time to live.