Fuck CRISPR: Hacking

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Is the American academy going to use CRISPR genetically engineer mosquitos to fight the zika virus?

“The holy madness drives us towards challenges we should know are above our abilities. But, let me quote certain heroic tale, in my inept translation:
“– Are you big, Jacob? Are you wise? Are you strong? Tell me, as you undertake a dangerous hunt.
— No — said Jacob — I am weak, I am foolish and small. You, you are big and wise and strong. But you sit and do nothing, as people die around, horror in their eyes. So what else can I do?””

We can hack nonviolently, that is what we can do…



About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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