We all need to start thinking seriously about our vision of the future of human civilization. If we resign ourselves to the fact that we cannot predict what will come then we will give up any chance of shaping the future that is to come. In considering what is possible and what is desirable we may still hope to influence the world of tomorrow. Perhaps more importantly though, we must think about the future so that we can anticipate and prepare for those developments that may be inevitable. Biotechnology is an area in which we do not want to be caught off guard, the stakes are too high. Biotech is becoming so powerful that it may change everything we know down to what we are as a species. The power of biotech can work for the good of mankind or for our detriment and it is up to us to guide the development in a way that conforms to our beliefs and values.