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Technology not only changes our environment, but ultimately also people themselves.

From microbe, to a fish crawling out of the ocean, to an upright walking monkey to human. Although it is tempting too thinking that homo sapiens are the endpoint of evolution, we must realize that humanity is on the way. Technology not only changes our environment, but ultimately also people themselves.

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Our bodies, our minds and our personalities are the protagonist.
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Exploring body architecture with Lucy McRae

Meike Schipper

As evolution goes on, the human body is evolving too. What does it mean to be human in times of advanced biotechnology and genetic engineering? Are our bodies …

What if we would downsize humanity to better fit the earth? With human eugenics, anything is possible, as long as we avoid a situation in which humans don't recognize each other as humans anymore.

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Why I'm turning my son into a cyborg

Vivienne Ming

Imagine if everyone spoke a language that you don’t understand. It’s not a foreign language–it’s been spoken around you since the day you were born–but where …

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Why human enhancement requires technological citizenship

Ira van Keulen and Rinie van Est

New technologies – from artificial intelligence to synthetic biology – are set to alter the world, the human condition, and our very being in ways that are …