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TED: What will humans look like in 100 years? | Juan Enriquez

We can evolve bacteria, plants and animals — futurist Juan Enriquez asks: Is it ethical to evolve the human body? In a visionary talk that ranges from medieval prosthetics to present day neuroengineering and genetics, Enriquez sorts out the ethics associated with evolving humans and imagines the ways we’ll have to transform our own bodies …

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Exiii: Open-Source Cyborg Hand | HACKberry User Test

Tokyo startup Exiii is trying to dramatically cut the cost of fake but functional hands. We think their prototypes looks quite impressive, don’t you agree?    

Duke Medicine: Retinal prosthesis at Duke Eye Center making a blind man see again

Larry Hester, 66, has been blind for half his life from a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. In September, 2014, an electronic stimulator was surgically implanted in his left eye. On October 1st, 2014 Duke eye surgeon Dr. Paul Hahn turned it on for the first time. While the device does not restore vision in the …

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The Aspen Institute: Man v. Machine or Man + Machine?

A look at where we are in terms of the state of autonomy in our everyday lives, what the future holds, and how to know what jobs could soon be turned over to automation.  

Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking

Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become. Now, futurist Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get ready for the next big leap in brain power, as …

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