What will humans look like in 100 years? | Juan Enriquez


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We can evolve bacteria, plants and animals — futurist Juan Enriquez asks: Is it ethical to evolve the human body? In a visionary 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 .

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22 Replies to “What will humans look like in 100 years? | Juan Enriquez”

  1. There is no moral imperative for continuance and therefore evolving.
    Also, science has now shown the heart to be much more than a pump and contains the second highest concentration of neurons after the brain.
    His logic is flawed and his bias is obvious.

  2. The game halo is pro transhumanism (the genetic and technological enhancement of humans, forced evolution). The spartan project was the result of enhancing the human genome to create super soldiers. Giving the children the traits of being very tall, having highly effective muscles per volume, so their muscles are stronger per inch than your muscle, and they have a lot more of it. Denser bones less prone to breakage from combat, and more capable of carrying their enhanced size and weight. Slower aging (life span can exceed 500 years if we modify the pituitary gland's hormonal excretion to continue at the same rate beyond age 25), zero genetic diseases, Faster reflexes, higher intelligence, faster blood clotting and healing, much stronger natural immunity. That was all from genetic modification. Even without the billion dollar combat suit, a spartan soldier from halo could likely kill just about any human being alive today with their bare hands rather easily. Due to multiple factors. If that project were to create about 1000 humans with those base traits from different ethnic backgrounds and set them up on the world to breed, mankind would evolve almost overnight. Into freaking Gods compared to what we are now.

  3. There is two ways to talk about ethics here. There is not ethics without a creator…so why bother? Or If there is a creator, then this is entirely unethical. The non predictable future of humanity is not an ethical reason to tamper with biology's code now. All manner of evil can come from playing with the foundation of a skyscraper. I find it funny people talking about ethics, then go ahead and do whatever they feel like because HUMANITY MIGHT DIE!!!! So it's now ethical!!! Give us your money and let's put a rocket engine on your bicycle. Ridiculous.