THE MAN-MADE HUMAN
Since the period of renaissance, when science took over and religion got a stab on the back, scientists have always come up with ideas that are either very helpful in the day today life or these ideas may be utter contempt of the social norms. This is where the idea of scientists manipulating human DNA to develop a man-made human has always encountered persistent criticism and seems not actualize in the near future. Developing humans in the labs is categorically contempt to the social norms and values that we hold.
Interestingly, the society is not ready for clones. People are not anxious of seeing five identical humans slave-like service. Actually, the contemplary society is working so hard to find a solution to the bee hive-like activities that man has indulged into. And that’s the reason that new gadgets are being invented everyday. From remote controls, voice recognition abilities, man is working to make life easier day by day.
But come to think of it, that there is cloning of people. Who would be the donors of the DNA genes? Religion has condemned cloning. They believe that cloning is like playing God. Man was competing with God in the art of creation. But people would still donate their DNA. Under a serious scrutiny, people donate sperms. There are sperm-banks in many countries and so artificial insemination is largely accepted in many societies. However, the religion has condemned the act since the sperms can only be harvested by masturbation.
It is therefore my believe that, people would possibly ‘sell’ their genes. But in the selling of the genes, the human being characteristics would probably determine the clones functioning/responsibility in the society
I would therefore argue that, a beautiful lady would sell her genes so that clones of beautiful ladies can be developed and be used probably in the airline industry, beauty/modeling or even for prostitution. Why would man have to develop ‘humans’ that they have power over? Man wants to feel the authority, authority over modern man is now too impossible with heavy democratization. People with authority will have to buy genes from people, who he/she believe that they are his/her subjects. Major industries will therefore contract young people for their DNA. The young people will donate or sell their DNA.
Development of clones will lead to a change in the structural conditions. There will be no one time that the clones will achieve their freedom from human beings. Clones will be used by humans at their own pleasure. Think about this, clones are mainly developed for them to offer services to humans. They may mainly be required by those in the industries so as to offer cheap labor and cut the costs of production and hence an increase in profits. It will therefore be an investment strategy. The people that own industries have authority and will not allow the clones to have their freedom. Clones should not be developed at all. They will not suit in today’s society. They will replace the middle class humans working in the industries. They will be utilized at lower costs than normal humans. Humans will have to lose their jobs or offer the service at the lower price too. Wages will go down and the rich will become richer and the poor will become poorer. Therefore conflict will be experienced between the clones and the middle class humans.