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‘Unrandom selection’: CRISPR merged with AI (artificial intelligence) may change what it means to be human

| | February 19, 2018

Modern medicine and rapidly advancing technology have seen us greatly evolve from the early days of hunter-gatherers, and now the same factors are working toward seeing the introduction of “superhumans” into our society. At the core of the development is designer bodies using DNA manipulation and human/AI hybrids.

Imagine being able to choose if your unborn child will be male or female, their height, weight and even athletic prowess. Now imagine hacking our memories or making our bodies able to thrive in extreme environments in which survival was previously impossible. These are both quickly becoming a reality.

[Director Juan Enriquez] said these techniques will soon see us living in a world of “unrandom selection.”

Editing our genomes to thrive in extreme environments will be useless if we can’t figure out a way for humans and artificial intelligence to merge. At least this is the belief of renowned futurist Ian Pearson, who said something needs to be done before Artificial Intelligence becomes “billions of times” smarter than mankind.

“So we really do need to make sure that we have some means of keeping up. The way to protect against that is to link that AI to your brain so you have the same IQ … as the computer.”

Read full, original post: Human/AI hybrids and gene editing are going to change mankind in a big way

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