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Introduction

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.
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Abstract

In 2018, a geneticist breached a forbidden norm, when using CRISPR gene-editing technology, he altered the genome of a pair of twins. On a related front, researchers across the world are using genomic studies involving thousands of subjects, to search for the intelligence genes, presumably to enhance human cognition. In yet another ongoing development, scientists are inventing synthetic biology computers to link the brain directly to the digital world. The convergence of these technologies signals an incipient posthuman society, one where a new species will evolve with superior intellect and creative abilities. The author breaks-down the sciences of genomics, neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence technology that will have the greatest impact. Significantly, he addresses how and why we must preserve our humanity, by engaging in the creative process, music, art, literature, and expressing our personal narrative, to insure that as a uniquely creative species, we simply don’t vanish in the ether of an evolution brought about through science and technology

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph R. Carvalko Jr.
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  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Center for BioethicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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