Media - UK: How to build a human

From: J Corbally (
Date: Sun Jan 13 2002 - 07:20:22 MST

It certainly looks good, but it's done by the BBC, so we can expect "the
dark side" to get most of the airtime, given past trends. They usually end
these things with some ominous warnings about where it all might lead, or
some uplifting take on the joy of limitation that is the "human condition".

I have little faith in their ability to be reasonably objective ever since
they did a similar type of programme a few years back, which seemed content
to keep flashing to shocking images, among them a mans head on a pigs body
writhing on an operating table. No explanation, no reason, just pure shock

Still, you never know, they may surprise us one of these days...


>Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 12:21:39 +0000
>From: "estropico >" <>
>Subject: Media - UK: How to build a human
>The trailer looks promising: kids in a playground... camera zooms in... you
>notice the gen-engineered pupils and the suckers on the palm of their hands
>for better grip (?!) The voiceover mentions the extension of human lifespan
>and the face of an old lady is seen being rejuvenated...
>The overall feel of the trailer is almost extropian... While it is limited
>to the potential impact of genetics on the human condition (no mention of
>nanotech) it could be interesting... we'll see if it delivers!
>How to Build a Human
>BBC Two
>Sunday 13 January,

"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'

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