As modern biotechnology intervenes in existential matters such as reproduction, food, life, death and destiny, it not only challenges our everyday life, but also touches and interferes with our deep-seated cultural ideas about how the world is put together and why it should be so. Both in the form of technological innovation and in the form of more or less fantastic future scenarios, modern biotechnology brings the cultural categories of yesterday into question while challenging our ability to imagine order in the world of tomorrow.