THE MAN-MADE HUMAN
Sincethe period of renaissance, when science took over and religion got a stab onthe back, scientists have always come up with ideas that are either veryhelpful in the day today life or these ideas may be utter contempt of thesocial norms. This is where the idea of scientists manipulating human DNA todevelop a man-made human has always encountered persistent criticism and seemsnot actualize in the near future. Developing humans in the labs iscategorically contempt to the social norms and values that we hold.
Interestingly,the society is not ready for clones. People are not anxious of seeing fiveidentical humans slave-like service. Actually, the contemplary society isworking so hard to find a solution to the bee hive-like activities that man hasindulged into. And that’s the reason that new gadgets are being inventedeveryday. From remote controls, voice recognition abilities, man is working tomake life easier day by day.
Butcome to think of it, that there is cloning of people. Who would be the donorsof the DNA genes? Religion has condemned cloning. They believe that cloning islike playing God. Man was competing with God in the art of creation. But peoplewould still donate their DNA. Under a serious scrutiny, people donate sperms.There are sperm-banks in many countries and so artificial insemination islargely accepted in many societies. However, the religion has condemned the actsince the sperms can only be harvested by masturbation.
Itis therefore my believe that, people would possibly ‘sell’ their genes. But inthe selling of the genes, the human being characteristics would probablydetermine the clones functioning/responsibility in the society
Iwould therefore argue that, a beautiful lady would sell her genes so thatclones of beautiful ladies can be developed and be used probably in the airlineindustry, beauty/modeling or even for prostitution. Why would man have todevelop ‘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 believethat they are his/her subjects. Major industries will therefore contract youngpeople for their DNA. The young people will donate or sell their DNA.
Developmentof clones will lead to a change in the structural conditions. There will be noone time that the clones will achieve their freedom from human beings. Cloneswill be used by humans at their own pleasure. Think about this, clones aremainly developed for them to offer services to humans. They may mainly berequired by those in the industries so as to offer cheap labor and cut thecosts of production and hence an increase in profits. It will therefore be aninvestment strategy. The people that ownindustries have authority and will not allow the clones to have their freedom.Clonesshould not be developed at all. They will not suit in today’s society. Theywill replace the middle class humans working in the industries. They will beutilized at lower costs than normal humans. Humans will have to lose their jobsor offer the service at the lower price too. Wages will go down and the richwill become richer and the poor will become poorer. Therefore conflict will beexperienced between the clones and the middle class humans.