I would be very interested in hearing (or reading) the camp author's arguments in support of this declaration, on all three levels. (Genetics, AI, and Space) Specifically why they are necessary fields of study for man to survive and thrive.
This inquiry should not be interpreted as disagreement or intent to challenge. I'm just interested in understanding what is behind this passion for these topics and the specific assertion as to their relevance and priority. I already concede they are research topics (fields) of importance and value.