If you hope to explore and live in places other than Earth, then you’d have to transform your own body.

If we can evolve bacteria, plants and animals, would it be ethical to evolve the human body? This is what futurist Juan Enriquez asks in a visionary [TED] 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 if we hope to explore and live in places other than Earth. Watch, listen and learn.

 

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