GMO Life

Craig Venter has constructed the first artificial life.  Should such microbes be considered life or
nanotechnology?  If you say life, will it be GMO life?  Can you distinguish GMO life from naturally
selected life by looking at it?  If all life is selected anyway, why distinguish naturally selected life
from farmer selected life from Monsanto-scientist selected life?

Do you think that:
They are all the same?
They are different?
please explain...