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What is biohacking?

POSTED BY Darrin Geisinger January 29, 2018

You’re at home alone. The doctor has just declared that you have three months to live. He says there are no cures for what ails you. You’re out of options, right? Wait—a “friend” has been claiming the strange title of biohacker in your social media circle. You’ve always dismissed her radical genetic experiments as bizarre fringe—until now. With nothing to lose, you begin composing a message. But first, a quick web search.

Nervous fingers type out the big question: What is biohacking? “Do-it-yourself biology is a growing biotechnological social movement in which individuals, communities, and small organizations study biology and life science using the same methods as traditional research institutions.” That sounds promising. A grassroots movement for the people, getting big pharma out of the way. With a three-month life sentence, there isn’t time for endless clinical trials and regulations. Fast results are desperately needed.

But then you read: “Biohacking is the activity of exploiting genetic material experimentally without regard to accepted ethical standards, or for criminal purposes.” That sounds downright vicious, sending you a sudden chill. This strangeness smacks of Dr. Frankenstein, without regard for humanity’s best interests. So, what should you believe?

Why does this biohacking thing have such a disparity in reputation?

WARNING, in this video link, there are three f-bombs, two right at the opening, however the rest of the video is not rude or crude, and explains the biohacking issue well if you ignore the few, fore-mentioned verbal blasts:

In the clip, our narrator gives us another definition for this experimental revolution: “Instead of breaking into and manipulating computer systems like typical hackers, (biohackers are) focused on hacking living organisms, with the hopes of curing illness and in some cases obtaining super-human powers.” Never mind super powers, they say they’re curing diseases! It’s a movement of bio-renegades that are bypassing the red tape of bureaucracy to bring science’s latest life-saving innovations to the average citizen. The nervous and desperate everywhere, finding no answers in today’s medicine, are not without hope. They have new options. Like the craft beer craze, do we now have a craft cure craze exploding on the scene? Tailor-made solutions to your biggest health concerns created right in your own garage, or friend’s garage. What could go wrong?

Hank Greely, Director; Stanford Law and Bioscience Center, says in the video: “I think this is the most exciting time thus far in the history of the world—to be alive.” Really, Mr. Greely? That statement assumes this is the first time in history that genetics has received widespread alteration. The apocryphal book of Jasher is referenced twice in the Bible as a valid, historical source, and it states in verse 4:18: “And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its ways upon earth, all men and all animals.”

I’m sure those were exciting times too, Director Greely. What with new types of creatures appearing on the scene, and new types of people—maybe some with super-powers! It might have been a time of increased life spans, lowered suffering (for the ruling elite, of course)—and even the end of death was not an impossible notion.

The video also features a canine breeder who is working on editing out genetic diseases in dogs. Sounds like a great cause. He says “Everybody is worried about what somebody could do with this technology, and nobody seems to care about the damage that not-doing will cause. Like, these animals that are dying, are dying anyway. Like, they’re going to die everyday until we do something about it.”

Dogs are dying, and this must be stopped. People are too. So now, with our increased genetic invention, let’s mix in a little of this, a little of that. If you’re the one with three months to live, you may not care about the details, or the larger concerns for existing life: all future life that will come after you. At the True Legends 2018 Conference in Branson, MO, GenSix, InfoWars and SkyWatchTV will be tackling issues like these. Issues that not only carry lasting ramifications for all Earthly life, but possibly eternal life as well. Don’t miss it:

In the video, Director Greely later goes on to say: “We’ll be able to design life in ways that the 19th Century taught us how to design buildings. Life is going to become something that we make and re-make, edit, and re-edit.”

But how can something as sacred as LIFE be fiddled with so easily? One way is CRISPR Technology. CRISPR Technology is “a simple yet powerful tool for editing genomes, allowing researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and modify gene function.” Such a powerful scientific technique is surely reserved for highly trained experts. Not so fast. Here’s a CRISPER kit you can get on Amazon for only $170:

Our dog breeder states: “There’s a lot of things that people think is fifteen years away that you’re going to see in six or eight months.”

Six or eight months? Try—right now…

Darrin Geisinger
True Legends 2018 Conference Coordinator