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.

A Renowned Futurist Says We Should Merge With AI to Protect Humanity

Elon Musk isn’t the only expert who thinks we should link our brains to AI.

February 13, 2018

Electronic Skin That Heals Could be the Future of Prosthetics, Robotics

This e-skin is both gentle and tough.

February 13, 2018

Smart Contact Lenses Could Screen for Pre-Diabetes and Monitor Glucose Levels

The contact lens keeps track of glucose levels in tears and delivers results through the lens display.

January 24, 2018

The First American CRISPR Trial in Humans Will Target Cancer

Doctors hope to engineer immune cells to be better cancer fighters.

January 18, 2018

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
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