Technology Getting Under My Skin

Here is a video interview of a man discussing the Dangerous Idea* that humanity is waking up from natural selection and, thanks to technological implants, we can transcend human nature and become god-like beings. He quotes E. O. Wilson: Homo sapiens, the first truly free species, is about to decommission natural selection, the force that made us…. Soon we must look deep within ourselves and decide what we wish to become.”

Anybody ever see The Lawnmower Man?

*They use the word dangerous ironically. They really mean it’s a good idea that only backwards, lesser-evolved people would be skeptical of.

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