Neural implants and biologically altered humans are the stuff of science fiction, but we’re teetering on the precipice of the promise of what lies just beyond our current scientific prowess. What’s going to happen when we make the first inroads to improving human function and intelligence through technological implants? When we’re all bionic men?
Daniel H. Wilson, PhD in Robotics and science-fiction author, narrates this light but serious talk about what that near-future would look like. It’s full of moral quandary and societal panic, to be sure, but it’s exciting that we’re at the point where these kinds of discussions have real bearing on the real world. [YouTube]