major economic and social revolution in history has been accompanied
by a new explanation of the creation of life and the workings of nature.
The new concept of nature is always the most important strand of the
matrix that makes up any new social order. In each instance, the new
cosmology serves to justify the rightness and inevitability of the new
way human beings are organizing their world by suggesting that nature
itself is organized along similar lines."
(J. Rifkin, The Biotech Century, p196.)
The mysteries of the creation of life, and of the processes of human
reproduction have preoccupied scientists, philosophers, artists, writers,
and theologians, since human culture began. The new bio-technologies,
genetic and medical re- engineering, as well as social, cultural, racial,
gender, and economic factors fueled by global exchanges and mixings,
have the potential for producing "new humans", new transgenic
animals, plants, and humans, new relations among bodies, and new answers
to ancient questions about life and being human. Sexuality and gender
construction are at the heart of (western) discussions of human identity
To date, there has not been much research about how the new bio technologies
may change our ideas of sex and gender and what it means to be human.
We must understand that we are no longer in the realm of Frankenstein
and science fiction. Rather, we are in a new biological era in which
digital technologies of bio informatics have the capacity to permanently
alter organic biology at the molecular (genetic) level. To help consumers
understand and take advantage of these new scientific discoveries, Expo
EmmaGenics offers products, information and demonstrations about Advanced
Reproductive Technologies (ART) and Applied Social Genetics. Take time
to browse this WEB page and the information booths; talk to our friendly
product representatives, or participate in a lively demonstration. Empower
yourself to make the best available choice in this landscape of exciting
new possibilities. "The story of creation is being retold. This
time around, nature is cast in the image of the computer and the language
of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and the information sciences."
(J. Rifkin, The Biotech Century, p. 211)