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Trans-humanism and the Enhanced Mankind

Genetically Enhanced Humans (GEH), a subset of Genetically Modified Organisms, will be majority in the world.

GEH will be characterised by better senses and biological capabilities that are in so far prerogative of other species (e.g. speed, resistance, adaptation to extreme conditions, etc.).

Following the philosophical path of trans-humanism, the augmentation of human's cognitive and intellectual abilities through technological implants, such as memory and energy storage, will be possible.

The difference between humans and machines will blur. Technology will be closer to humans than ever. Implants and easy-to-carry smart objects will be affordable by all.

Inter-personal communication will be mediated through technology capable of reading information from the brain (for instance through brain waves interpretation) and exchanging this information with other humans according to "trust" profiles.

All senses will be digitalised and multi-sensorial interfaces, including brain-computer interfaces, will become reality.

Impacts of such new more-or-less invasive interfaces on human behaviour are unpredictable, particularly as to the adaptivity of brain and body. New social diseases may emerge, caused by the contamination of biology with technology, which can have a reverse impact on life expectancy.

Thanks to the capability to reconstruct organs and functionalities, disabled people will enjoy sensory experiences equivalent to the rest of the society; their psychophysics conditions will significantly improve.

New ethical issues will emerge. Abuse of bio- and techno-implants will be regulated, in particular their misuse for control of humans will be denied.

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2050
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