Gregory Stock: To Upgrade is Human

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Posted on: May 25, 2010 / Last Modified: May 25, 2010

It has often been argued that the more technology the further away from our “human nature.” Thus to enhance or upgrade our biology is often given as a clear example of denying what is “normal,” “natural” and “human.”

In this 2003 TED talk biophysicist, best-selling author and biotech entrepreneur Gregory Stock looks forward to new and controversial technologies such as designer babies, human enhancement, genetic manipulation etc and argues that upgrading (our biology) is, in fact, a very human thing to do. Thus for him, the question is not if but when and how we are going to take a hold of our evolution and become the true architects of our future.


So, do you agree that to upgrade is human?

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