Leading theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku looks at the revolution in genetics and biotechnology, which promises unprecedented health and longevity but also raises the spectre of a Frankenstein future of genetically engineered people. Will we, as transhumanists expect, evolve into a new species? Dr Kaku warns that we may end up in a world divided by genetic apartheid.
This video serves as an digital material in understanding Biotechnology. The video outlines the definition and applications of Biotechnology.
What is the future of Biotechnolgy?
The term biotechnology can be taken to mean any commercial exploitation of biological processes but usually refers to research and development of the newer aspects of biology such as genetic engineering. The best known products of biotechnology are new drugs, vaccines and genetically engineered crops or animals.