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Inspired by: workshops/meetings » Artificial epidemics created by genetic manipulation

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The source of the Wild Card is

iKNOW meeting (Brussels, 25.09.09)


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Artificial epidemics created by genetic manipulation


(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Wild Card (approx. 150 words)
The abuse of genetic manipulation technologies result in artificial epidemics in Europe


artificial, epidemics, genetic, manipulation, technology, abuse


Closest timeframe for at least 50% likelihood
Please use one of the following options:

Type of event

Human planned (e.g. terrorist attack or funded scientific breakthrough)

Type of emergence

please select (if any) describe related trend or situation
A new development/situation
(e.g. a Romani state is established in central Europe; A message from an alien civilisation existing on a distant planet is received and understood, etc.

Type of systems affected

Human-built Systems - E.g. organisations, processes, technologies, etc.




please specify:
please select
Level 3: important for the European Union
Level 4: important for the whole world

Latent phase

Obstacles for early indentification

political filters (party or ideological interests)

Manifestation phase

Type of manifestation

Very uncertain

Aftermath phase

Important implications
Collapse of a system

Relevance for Grand Challenges

where? please justify:
particularly relevant Europe world
Diseases, health and well-being
Ethics and abuse of S&T
Social pathologies & ethics
Techno-security, hazard & risk

Relevance for thematic research areas

please justify:
particularly relevant
Social Sciences and Humanities