Enhanced Humans

Augmented humans aren't starry-eyed visions of the future—they're walking among us right now. From cochlear implants to robotic limbs controlled by our minds, the fields of biotechnology and gene editing are allowing us to dictate evolution and engineer a new kind of human. Here, we’ll take a look at the scientific and technological breakthroughs that are transforming our bodies and reshaping the future of humanity.

New Tech Is Giving Humanity Many Potential Paths to Immortality

It's no longer if we could, but rather if we should.

August 17, 2017

This Visor Could Help Firefighters See Clearly Through Smoke

Limited visibility is a big problem when it comes to firefighting. That's why an in-visor system is being developed that will project an infrared display across a firefighter's field of vision.

August 15, 2017

A New Gene Editing Technique Could Finally Allow Us to Treat ALS

450,000 patients live with ALS. This could delay the progression of their disease.

August 14, 2017

Would You Tattoo A “Sound” on Your Body?

Sound waveform tattoos can be played back as audio by the Skin Motion app. People are tattooing the "sound" of loved ones' voices, favorite music, pet noises, and anything else.

August 14, 2017

DARPA is Working on Enhancing Human Senses with Computers

DARPA wants to boost the brain's ability to see the world.

August 10, 2017

A Researcher Wants to Test the Effects of Microdosing on Cognitive Ability and Productivity

Does it really increase creativity?

August 10, 2017

Amazon’s Alexa Helps This Exoskeleton Respond to Spoken Instructions

The exoskeleton assists user movement by integrating voice commands.

August 9, 2017

Scientists Move One Step Closer To “Curing” Diabetes Using First-Ever Stem Cell Implant

This could completely change how we treat diabetes.

August 7, 2017

When will we know the biological function of sleep and dreams?

First U.S. Human Embryo Gene Editing Experiment Successfully “Corrects” a Heart Condition

We're on the cusp of a new era in disease prevention.

August 2, 2017
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