I have no doubt that the meteoric progress made in recent years in the field of genetics will change the face of the world – and faster than we believe. Like any other technology, its contribution to humanity depends mainly upon who controls it. This is all the more so with genetics. As with all my books, I try to make a mental leap about a specific technology and describe what can happen when it falls into the wrong hands. On the one hand, it has never been easier for me to come up with new ideas. The problem was that I soon discovered that these scenarios had already come to pass.