One of the major media stories this week in the UK was the shocking tale of the torture of a baby. Disturbing images have been repeatedly shown of a battered child, whilst we ourselves are, quite rightly, naturally tortured by the list of horrific injuries inflicted by the infant's mothers boyfriend over a fairly substantial period of time.
Yet, although this particular case - Baby P. - shows a graphic example of individual physical torture against a defenceless human, what about the global society we are currently creating for future humans - is it really going to be a pleasant life for them, born into what seems, to me, like bonded slavery.
For a glimpse as to how humanity could progress we need to go back to 2006 for this story from the BBC, Taiwan breeds green-glowing pigs:
Scientists in Taiwan say they have bred three pigs that "glow in the dark".
They claim that while other researchers have bred partly fluorescent pigs, theirs are the only pigs in the world which are green through and through.
The pigs are transgenic, created by adding genetic material from jellyfish into a normal pig embryo.