When I spotted these rainbow roses today at a florists inside King’s Cross Station I thought, “Wow! That’s incredible! How did they do that?” I took a closer look and they were indeed real! Pretty impressive. (I know you’ve probably already seen these so forgive me if I’m a bit late discovering multi-coloured roses!) I can see the creative side to this and it will definitely help us guys if we can’t remember what colour roses the lady likes. Get her a bunch of these and we should be OK….hopefully. If not, we’ll just have to figure out another way to earn those brownie points!
What do you think about us fiddling with nature? I got to thinking about how we constantly modify flowers, fruits and vegetables, whether through genetic modification or ‘hybridization’ so they can be more aesthetically pleasing. I don’t really care whether or not my carrots are perfectly straight. That my oranges are the perfect sphere. There are benefits I’m sure but I’m one of those ‘if it ain’t broke’ kinda blokes. Yeah OK, I do enjoy seedless grapes and oranges but where do we draw the line?
There’s even talk about designer babies! Can you believe it?! Messing about with an embryo’s genetic code to alter a newborn’s phenotype…Really?! I can imagine the benefits of it, especially when it concerns health conditions that are usually passed on through genes, but I’m afraid of opening up a can of worms so I’ll leave that argument alone for a while.
But seriously, is that what we have become? A world obsessed with perfection…which might I add is subjective? A society of ‘fix me quick’? This is kind of worrying, but who knows, maybe sometime in the future I will be the one benefiting from these technological advances.
Anyway, I still think the roses were a cool little gimmick. One love 🙂