“We could probably build jurassic park if we wanted to. wouldn’t be genetically authentic dinosaurs but . maybe 15 years of breeding + engineering to get super exotic novel species,” Hodak wrote on Twitter. See below.
He followed up the tweet to suggest that the tech could also be used for conservation efforts to protect current species, but that it could be pushed even further. “Biodiversity (antifragility) is definitely valuable; conservation is important and makes sense. But why do we stop there? Why don’t we more intentionally try to generate novel diversity?