When Aldous Huxley sketched the outlines of an anti-utopian society in his 1946 classic Brave New World, some did not take his fears seriously. But his dystopian society is closer to reality today than many could imagine. Bio-utopians have now launched a techno-scientific revolution that could have immense implications for the future. This third so-called “revolution” (after the industrial and informatics revolutions) is being propelled by ambitious Genome Projects that entail the mapping of the genetic structures of humans, as well as those of commercially important plants, animals and microscopic organisms. Once these worldwide projects are concluded, then we may enter the Age of Biology proper. Nothing will be impossible, trumpet the true believers in a cornucopian world of plenty. Civilization, finally, will be able to control its biological destiny. Disease and hunger will be overcome, the green restoration of the Earth will occur and, of course, humans will live longer. Economic growth will also benefit with an estimated 40% of the global economy, by the year 2025, reliant on biotechnology. Politicians, industrialists and university administrators scent gold. Governments around the world are investing handsomely in the dream of becoming biotech capitals. The bandwagon is gathering speed.