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.

Quadriplegics May Soon Be Able to Control Prosthetics with Only Their Thoughts

UC Berkeley scientists have designed a sensor smaller than a grain of rice that could one day help analyze brain data.

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New Eyeglass Accessory Translates Sound Into Light for the Hearing Impaired

The lights indicate the direction of the loudest sound.

September 20, 2017

There’s a $100 Million Plan to Make a Synthetic Spinal Cord to End Paralysis

MIT researchers are in pursuit of a world without disability.

September 13, 2017

Futuristic Star Wars-Style Helmet Is Literally Bulletproof

The smart CrossHelmet has a built-in rearview camera that allows for a 360° view and connects to an app for GPS tracking. Launching 9/13 on Kickstarter

September 9, 2017

Lightweight Kevlar Shield Stops Bullets

Lightweight Kevlar Shield Stops Bullets

September 8, 2017

The Bionic Lens Could Push Eyesight Beyond 20/20 Vision

Perfect eyesight and the ability to focus without straining the eyes.

September 3, 2017

Microsoft Has Teamed up to Create Fully Functioning, Realistic, 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs

Engineer Easton LaChappelle and Microsoft have teamed to create fully functioning, realistic, 3D printed prosthetic limbs. The designs are open source for printing anywhere in the world.

August 31, 2017

A Revolutionary New Laser Treatment

The new LANAP method uses lasers to destroy diseased tissue, remove calculus for the tooth, and regenerate the gums by adhering them to the teeth with a natural, sterile blood seal.

August 26, 2017

Viktoria Modesta Is a Bionic Woman, and She Is Taking the Music Industry by Storm

Her augmentation hasn’t stopped her from rocking the music and fashion industries.

August 25, 2017

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
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