> Craig Venter: On the verge of creating synthetic life
It is fascinating and all that - however.
gunpowder, dynamite, uranium, nerve gas, food, drugs, books, tv, computer games, religion, even history and children's toys have been weaponized. The question isn't "if" but "when".
Ignorance is never an argument. He should be developing weapons right now without the cheap cover stories. Or wait, then it would be classified technology. That would be the kinds our scientists always say doesn't exist. So they are testing the weapons live out in the open already.