They want to radically redesign our minds, memories, physiology, offspring and even perhaps — as Professor Joel Garreau, Lincoln Professor of Law, claims — our immortal souls.
The technological-cultural-metaphysical shift already underway unapologetically promises a near future led by a new species of humans, superior and even unrecognizable.
Applications under study are funded by thousands of government and private research facilities around the world — competing for the prize of money and power.
This race includes rewriting human genetics, combining human and animal DNA and interfacing your human brain with strong artificial intelligence systems.
Among ambitions are new modes of perception between things visible and invisible — that will challenge bioethics in ways that are socially and theologically unprecedented.