Being bulletproof isn’t enough

sticks&stones

This mantra was true. Once.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”

Parents hoped this little homily would protect their kids from bullying at school.

But that was before they invented bullet proof skin.

That’s right. You heard. Now sticks and stones can bite my bullet-proof ass. From hereon it’s only words we should be worried about.

Really. A rare combination of artists in Amsterdam and cell biologists in Utah have blended human skin with spider silk and created a substance more bullet proof than Kevlar. (Check out the link at the end)

The blistering speed of development in microbiology means it’s only a matter of time before we become a physically indestructible race.

Alas, inside our Terminator-like shells we’ll remain forever fragile to words and ideas. While all the time becoming ever more dangerous and physically invulnerable.

Time for some mindfulness classes.

(It’s either that or bigger guns).

 

See the video here

(http://uk.reuters.com/video/2011/09/20/human-skin-strengthened-with-spider-silk?videoId=221678214&videoChannel=4000)

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