This summer I read an article about vaccine trials in South Africa, using chimpanzee DNA -
The content on this site varies widely in quality, but some is quite good, and this is worth reading. I wondered if the reason for vaccinating the whole world might be to engineer a subspecies of part-human, part-chimp hybrids. Later I participated in a conference organized by the Institute of Physics in Wales, and I put the question to the scientists, "If evolution is a law, is it within the remit of science to go against it and engineer a subspecies of part-ape hybrids?" There was no shock, no revulsion, only someone said "evolution isn't a law, it's an explanation," and a law professor said "well those people would have different rights, legally speaking." I got the strong feeling that they didn't see anything wrong with the idea. Then, a little later, I read this in Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018):
"...instead of globalization resulting in global unity, it might actually result in 'speciation': the divergence of mankind into different species... as the upper caste congregates inside a self-proclaimed 'civilization' and builds walls and moats to separate it from the hordes of 'barbarians' outside ... Not just entire classes, but entire countries and continents might become irrelevant. Fortifications guarded by drones and robots might separate the self-proclaimed civilized zone, where cyborgs fight one another with logic bombs, from the barbarian lands where feral humans fight one another with machetes and Kalashnikovs."
Who on earth would say such a thing? That entire continents could become irrelevant? And just how would that happen?