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Oryx & Crake Technology Report: Biotechnology & Genography
At the first look at the title of this report, you will be thinking ‘Oh wow, he is so out of touch with what is going on in the world today that he doesn’t even know genetic engineering/ gene splicing is already in effect.’ I am fully aware that many different genetically modified organisms are being researched on, such as the Flavr Savr Tomato on 1997, as well as corn crops being much more resistant to the cold weather in the north. Though we have those certain organisms, which have had a specific gene implemented into them from a certain animal, plant or insect, we still have to have a backbone in which we can actually add that gene towards. For example, we have things
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After doing research on Atwood and visiting her website
MaddAddams world, it is clear to see that she has a big interest in human fiction. I do not say science fiction in this case, because the book Oryx & Crake does not deal with spaceships laser blasters, and other stereotypical sci-fi ‘props’. Instead, she puts focus on something that could be completely plausible in the world we live in today. There are already many genetic testings on animals, and we are already able to grow certain appendages on other life forms, such as ears and other cartilage based body parts. It is thought by many people that implementing emotions to A.I would be done by cognitive scientists and psychologists, but it is rather done by software engineers who attempt to add emotions into certain operating systems. As you can see in this article Atwood is not too far gone to believe that the ability to control emotions in a ‘man-made’ species is not far off in a non-organic life-form, but the question with relation to Oryx & Crake is how it can be done in a mind that thinks freely.

Much like the Rakunks within the novel, we can take a certain gene that we like from one animal, and implement it to another. For example, during the early 90’s, researchers at the
Calgene research centre in California
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