We are the only species which is consciously capable of minimizing the risk of its extinction and control its own evolution in a desired direction.
We are well on our way as Homo sapiens to becoming a species that fully merges technology with our organic bodies.
There are top AI scientists who all point to 2030 as the time by when we will lose control over the (self)development of AI.
In practice, we have about one decade to put in place at least the main safeguards to control Superintelligence’s capabilities.
If we do nothing, our species may simply become extinct within this, or the next, century, as the consequence of a dozen existential risks.
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.
The biggest use of this technology would be in the medical field, where neural interfaces will treat diseases like Alzheimer’s.
From any combination of a number of approaches, real-life human enhancement is looking ever more achievable.
Being able to replicate neural behaviour on an electronic chip offers exciting avenues for research to better understand the brain.