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.

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

Elon Musk Wants to Meld the Human Brain With Computers. Here’s a Realistic Timeline.

How close are we to uniting our minds with machines?

October 15, 2017

The Future is Here: Six Of Today’s Most Advanced, Real-Life Cyborgs

Welcome to your cyborg future.

October 12, 2017

Living Forever Will Only Benefit Humanity If We’re Also Healthy Forever

Longevity research is exciting, but the real goal isn't living longer — it's living healthier longer.

October 11, 2017

The U.S. Navy Is Developing Artificial Limbs That Are Intelligent

These new prostheses offer advanced tracking capabilities to help avoid infection.

October 6, 2017

Scientists Just Used Gene Editing to Remove a Fatal Blood Disorder From Human Embryos

For the first time ever, scientists used gene editing in human embryos to change a single letter in a faulty gene.

September 28, 2017

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
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