5 Most Disturbing Modern Experiments
Articles Blog

5 Most Disturbing Modern Experiments

October 18, 2019


5 Most Disturbing Modern Experiments. Number 5. Researchers at the State University of New
York have found a way to control rats remotely. Scientists claim that the animals could be
beneficial to us by doing dangerous and difficult jobs. Rats make good candidates for this experiment
because of their small size and range of physical capabilities. The technology is still in its early stages
and can only detect signals up to 460 meters (1,500 ft) away. Still, the inexpensive cost of the rat and
its equipment makes this scientific achievement downright frightful. Even more disturbing is the fact that a creature
can be controlled by a computer. If this experiment becomes a stepping-stone
for controlling the minds of other animals, and quite possibly humans, then we all face
the threat of having our autonomy taken away. This might not happen, but the possibility
of it is still disturbing. Number 4. Artificial wombs are common in the science
fiction genre, and scientists are closer than ever to developing one in the real world. They have already created an artificial womb
that helped premature lambs develop normally. It resembled a large, clear plastic bag with
wires. The goal of the research is to improve the
survival rate and quality of life of premature babies, many of whom suffer from cerebral
palsy and respiratory complications. The possible consequences, though, include
a plethora of ethical quagmires. If humans can be produced entirely without
wombs, then they might replace natural births. Many women might prefer birth outside their
body for health and vanity reasons. The technology could also be used for sterile
women. This technology does, however, pose the threat
of leading to eugenics and population control if women were sterilized, leaving those with
access to artificial wombs as the only ones able to procreate. The possibility of artificial wombs is frightening. Number 3. The idea of head transplants sounds far-fetched. After all, beheading is a form of execution. However, Sergio Canavero has claimed to successfully
repair the cut spinal cords of mice. Although many people are skeptical, his group
is hoping to test their technique on dogs next. There are many ethical issues surrounding
this idea. First, like many donated organs, the brain
might be rejected and the patient would have to take drugs to try to prevent this after
an incredibly dangerous procedure. These immunosuppressant drugs have side effects
including osteoporosis, weakened muscles, and high blood sugar. Additionally, this leads to numerous questions
about identity. Having completely new bodies could be traumatic
for the patients and lead to increased aversion to organ donations for potential donors. Number 2. Enhanced pathogens are so potentially deadly
that the White House is reviewing the funding of studies that make pathogens more dangerous. Many studies were halted in 2014 due to a
string of frightening accidents in labs. Scientists study enhanced pathogens as a way
to take defensive measures against the next pandemic. But these disease-causing agents could accidentally
cause a pandemic if a super pathogen were to escape from a lab. The ability to create even deadlier diseases
opens the door to greater threats posed by pathogens. Number 1. Love can be magical and difficult to understand. It can also cause a lot of pain. Nevertheless, the scientific community is
studying ways to brew love potions, a potentially disturbing development. The neuropeptide oxytocin is being studied
to examine its ability to help with relationships. Some scientists are skeptical that we can
truly create love potions. But if researchers were able to successfully
use oxytocin or other substances as love potions, the ethical implications would be profound. These drugs would probably be used to support
rather than form love, but the idea of trying to recreate something as complex as love can
be seen as playing God. Additionally, forcing someone to fall in love
with you, if that could happen, would be highly unethical. It would violate a person’s autonomy, and
the love potion may be considered a date-rape drug. Furthermore, we may just be putting a Band-Aid
on our problems by becoming dependent on love drugs to cure heartbreak and fix relationships. It may be wiser, and certainly better, to
deal with love the old-fashioned way.

Only registered users can comment.

  1. perhaps we could send rats to mars. Put cameras on their heads and just let them run around. The only problem is, you'd have to send up a load of cheese too.

  2. #1- "Love potion #9" Madam Roo would be really pissed about this one…
    maybe they could genetically alter a squirrel to be remote controlled, and program it to run up Trumps pant leg and chew his tiny little nuts off

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *