Re: Symbiotes

Anders Sandberg (
Sat, 24 May 1997 03:20:00 +0200 (MET DST)

On Fri, 23 May 1997 wrote:

> A while ago I started telling people about my idea's to engineer bee's to
> make alternative food products. Now they all think i'm crazy!

In that case they are unusually unimaginative. We already have
transgenic cows that produce human growth hormone (or something
similar, my memory is foggy right now), and adding genes for drugs or
other useful stuff to bees ought to be even simpler. I'm not sure
what alternative food products you are thinking of, but I definitely
think bees could be used for producing a lot of stuff.

I wonder what kind of scavengers might work in a apartment to clean
it up? Cockroaches and ants seem to be obvious choices, but are
there others?

> In order for animals to survive in a Human dominated world they will need to
> adapt us. Why shouldn't we give them a helping hand! We've been adapting
> dogs to our needs for years.

"The ultimate ecological niche is being a pet to a more advanced

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