Zero-G living and cosmic rays are dangerous obstacles to navigate. The effects on our bodies and minds will be far-reaching.
We can either fade into an evolutionary tree branch or we can figure out what a successful merge looks like.
Brain-machine interfaces are getting better and better – and Neuralink’s new brain implant pushes the pace
BMIs could be truly transformative as they help more people overcome limitations caused by injury or disease in the brain and body.
What will humans look like in the distant future? Space travel may may affect both biological and technological changes in our species.
At MIT’s Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, for example, scientists have modified memories in mice using an optogenetic interface.
When it comes to the mind, there are a host of drugs that have become popular in various settings as nootropics or “smart drugs”.
From any combination of a number of approaches, real-life human enhancement is looking ever more achievable.
Gene editing and embryo selection still elicit a good deal of resistance. But in the next decades, humanity will need highly-intelligent visionaries.
As with everything in life, our path forward requires balance: enabling the good, while mitigating the risk of unintended consequences.
It is important that we continue to push the boundaries of modern science to give medical professionals the best possible tools to do their jobs.