Max Hodak, co-founder of Neuralink, is convinced that it is possible to bring dinosaurs back to life to create a real-life Jurassic Park.
In 1993, Steven Spielberg took the work of Michael Ceichton to the cinema and, since then, the idea of a dinosaur park has conquered the imagination of many children and even adults. One of them is Max Hodak, co-founder of the neurotechnology company Neuralink.
According to Futurism, Elon Musk’s partner believes that it is possible to bring dinosaurs back to life and create a real-life Jurassic Park. “We could build the Jurassic Park if we wanted, ”he wrote in Twitter. “It wouldn’t be genetically authentic dinosaurs, but …”
For the park to get off the ground and become a reality, it would take some development time. “Maybe 15 years of creation + engineering to obtain new super exotic species ”, adds the same publication.
Although it seems like a good idea, the truth is that bringing exotic species back to life is unlikely to have a positive effect, since extinction it is an essential tool for the development of biodiversity.
Hodak admitted that even on the social network. “Biodiversity is definitely valuable; conservation is important and makes sense. But why do we stop there? Why don’t we intentionally try to create a new diversity? ”Asked the businessman.
For several years, conservationists have expressed concern about the resurrection of extinct species because the ecosystems in which these species lived, for one reason or another, have moved on without them.
Resurrecting species – and especially creating new forms of biodiversity – would be functionally the same as introduce a new invasive species in an ecosystem not equipped to sustain it.
Basically, a real-life Jurassic Park is tempting, but the idea is in danger of being extremely counterproductive.
Liliana Malainho, ZAP //