While people perceive scientific discoveries as something theoretical, recent researches show that great inventions do not have to be a part of the sci-fi genre. In comparison to our lifestyle 20 years ago the humanity have developed a large system that combines various elements with which we deal on a daily basis. For instance, scientists claim that in the near future there is a possibility for soldiers have their minds plugged into weapons and have their learning process boosted by neural stimulation. Even though science is aimed at improving human life to the best possibility, many people are still reluctant to accept the idea of having something interfere with their nature. Is there a choice?
The creation of brain-machine interfaces also received controversial opinion by the society. While these interfaces have been around for quite a while and served a purpose of controlling artificial limbs for amputees, society started having doubts whether there is merit in using this technology in weapon development.
Never let it be said that science doesn’t offer the humanity a choice; modern technologies, which many of us take for granted, serve the purpose of predicting climate changes and disasters, meteorite strikes and even illnesses. That’s where the dilemma comes into discussion: are people able to distinct caution and adventure? Is there a limit to what we need to have at our disposal?
What is also a question of time is memory manipulation. Human set of memories and thoughts determine who the person actually is. What if we could choose which memories to remove? And will we still be the same person?
The questions still stand. There is a lot of morality in each scientific concept. In order to live in peace with technology, the humanity needs to start perceiving science as a foundation the world is built upon. Until then, the dilemma remains unanswered.