Science looks inside of nature when seeking answers and answering the huge problem of not enough food has always been about how to grow enough food, transport enough food, get enough food to the right people. It's time to look at nature again but not so deeply, we need to look right on the top of Earth's surface in plain view at the process of photosynthesis for carbohydrate production, yes leaves, plant cells, but within us, part of us.
"It is my fading hope that we humans may reach a day when we have collectively realized that compulsion toward profits should never be allowed to intermingle with health and safety and the welfare of all. At that time, we may begin to care for ourselves as one community. We may then be able to feed the world, and perhaps feed 12 billion people every day."
However, I see that as unlikely. As the pattern of our behavior makes this possibility very unlikely, unless a radical change occurs. That change may be a painful lesson. As we humans will respond to great pain, where we lack the ability to empathize with our inevitable painful future. We live in denial of the horrors of the future.
This idea of incorporating plant life into our physiology is a way to avoid much suffering and great pain. We may not have to learn that lesson painfully. Science can help us to avoid this hard lesson. We can produce carbohydrate and nutrients, just as the plant life on this planet has been successful in doing since the time of the formation of eukaryotes. The single cellular, photosynthesizing, self-reproducing life forms who live on sun and the carbon in our atmosphere, charged with the electromagnetic energy of our parent star that sustains all life.
We could provide our new skin its sustenance simply by swallowing plant fertilizer vitamins daily and making sure that we lay in, or work in, sunlight, or artificial sunlight for eight to twelve hours per day (for example). Who knows we may not have a need for green skin, perhaps science could control the pigment gene for the new hybrid cell and we could all enjoy custom created skin tones that conduct photosynthesis and create carbohydrates and fiber for us to survive on for as long as we shall all live under the light of Sol.
|It's not easy being green.|
And yes you geeks reading this, the photovoltaic energy created in photosynthesis would not go to waste either, a small device could harness our new skin cells' billions of microscopic power-plants and charge our smart phones and other low power interfaces, perhaps our internal devices, while we lay in the sun.
We'll need an enzyme producing white blood cell to produce the interior leaf eating enzymes so we can digest the plant matter growing in our flesh. Creation of specialized cells from stem cells takes a front in priority of research in this line of discovery. It will be amazing, but it won't be as difficult as much of the amazing accomplishments we have already made.
We want these conceptualized hybrid cells to last as long as a long living tree or large green plant would live, perhaps fifty to one hundred and fifty years. Low blood sugar and other biochemical events should engage a physiologic trigger which regulates the amount of leafy growth for the blood stream, in this way we are not over producing green leafy food when we do not need to. Scheduling dinner and having anxiety about locating food will never have to happen again.
We may not need the hybrid cells all over our bodies, perhaps just our hands and arms, or maybe even only our foreheads or scalps where the most light can reach for the most part of the day. Essentially the skin would have to produce enough leafy matter in our blood streams to amount to about two thousand calories per day.
The team of scientists who can make this breakthrough will be undeserving of our highest known award on Earth. We'll need to make a new award for these people. The honored and cherished Nobel prize every given to any human who has ever contributed positively to our species.
Create the hybrid human/plant epithelial cell and feed the world. I know the devil is in the details, but this issue is far too important to allow scientists to claim "stumped" over. It's a true necessity dammit! Now let's invent for our priorities like this concept does.
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