As far as sever punishments goes, history is rife with choice cuts and horror films brought to life. We’d never think of using and iron maiden or drawn and quartering today, especially not on a child…..
Apparently someone is taking the the works of Asimov seriously. The Center for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) is planning to study the possible threats of biotechnology, artificial life, nanotechnology and climate change. Although, I think that last one was thrown in just to get funding.
Our society has a weird relationship, or should I say hang up? About death. In america we will fight to the bitter end for a humane ways to ease our pet’s suffering in old age, but when it comes to people….Americans are less apt to seek out euthanasia.