Can we become superhuman?

A review of current technology and medicine describes the various ways in which we are redefining ourselves.

“Cochlear implants are another example of a technology used to heighten function beyond what’s traditionally “normal.” Hearing has evolved over tens of thousands of years, Enríquez says, while hearing devices are evolving over months. “So it’s not totally inconceivable that in 20 years, people without cochlear implants won’t be hired by symphony orchestras because people who have them hear so much more—and in tones others can’t hear.” And that could lead to technology and medication once designed to achieve “normalcy,” like cochlear implants and even ADHD drugs, being employed for heightened performance.”

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