Humanity is constantly reinventing itself. From the earliest days of our species, when one of our ancestors picked up a burning stick and kindled it into a fire, to the present day, when we search for the ‘God particle' and clone sheep, cats, dogs and more, humans have been altering their environment and shaping the world around them. The history of our species is a stream of discoveries—major and minor—which have allowed us to progress and direct, to some extent, the course of our evolution.
Probably the most important technological advances in recent history have been those produced by biomedical science. Our ever-increasing understanding of human biology, and the consequent ability to treat and prevent disease, have improved healthcare phenomenally during the past century. The emerging medical technologies suggest even greater possibilities for the relatively near future such as stem-cell therapy and regenerative medicine, genetic manipulation and new pharmacological agents.
Increasingly powerful genetic technologies are moving us closer to the ability to read and manipulate human genomes not only in somatic cells, but also in germ cells and zygotes. This focus looks at how these technologies are impacting human embryo research and how this may ultimately affect our lives and offspring.
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Human 2.0 is coming faster than you think.
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Can humans be augmented?
Human augmentation is a field of research that aims to enhance human abilities through medicine or technology. This has historically been achieved by consuming chemical substances that improve a selected ability or by installing implants which require medical operations. Both of these methods of augmentation can be invasive.
Augmented abilities have also been achieved with external tools, such as eyeglasses, binoculars, microscopes or highly sensitive microphones. Lately, augmented reality and multimodal interaction technologies have enabled non-invasive ways to augment humans. These are all possible with technological advancement. The future technology will further decide the types of humans.
The possibility of human augmentation can be well understood at below links:
15 powerful examples of human augmentation in everyday life.
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The dawn of new technology
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