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.

Scientists Unveil the First Portable Bionic Hand With a Sense of Touch

“We are going more and more in the direction of science fiction movies.”

January 3, 2018

Dark Future: Here’s When We’ll Have a Location-Tracking Implant from Black Mirror

It's helicopter parenting on steroids.

December 30, 2017

Research for Cognitive Disorders Could Lead to the Creation of Brain-Enhancing Drugs

Controversial “smart drugs” may already be within our grasp — but should we reach for them?

December 24, 2017

Two Layers of Graphene Make Diamond-Hard Armor That Can Stop a Bullet

The material is nearly one million times thinner than paper.

December 21, 2017

Georgia Tech’s New Prosthetic Arm Enables Amputees to Control Each Individual Finger

"By using this new technology, the arm can detect which fingers an amputee wants to move, even if they don't have fingers."

December 12, 2017

New Thought-Controlled Prosthetics Restore the Sensation of Touch

The arm can help users regain a lost sense of embodiment.

November 30, 2017

Experts: Artificial Intelligence Could Hijack Brain-Computer Interfaces

Can we prevent AI from hacking into the human brain?

November 20, 2017

For the First Time Ever, Scientists Boosted Human Memory With a Brain Implant

The device could be life-changing for dementia sufferers.

November 14, 2017

Ford Pilots a New Exoskeleton to Lessen Worker Fatigue

One million overhead tasks a year become easier thanks to a non-powered support gear.

November 10, 2017

Brain Implants Will Drive Our Evolution and “Extend Our Capabilities”

"In the future, we will be designing how we evolve our brains.”

October 23, 2017
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