Kurzgesagt presents a vexing conundrum. Scientists have created genetically-engineered mosquitoes that are immune to the microorganisms that create malaria. But we don’t know if letting these “newsquitoes” loose has dire consequences.
Kurzgesagt takes a look at what seems like science fiction, but could quite possibly revolutionize the world. With the ability to manipulate genes, we could create just about anything we want, from made to order babies, to better foods, to the fountain of youth.
The so-called war on drugs is about short term gains and check marks for politicians. It goes after suppliers, but drugs are addictive. Users are willing to pay high prices for drugs, which encourages suppliers. The solution is to alleviate the demand for these substances.