VIDEO — What “Out of Control” Biohacking Means For the Future
Mar 11, 2015
“One of the reason that the authorities tend to be anxious about the future is that things are, in a sense, getting out of control,” says Jay Cornell, co-author of the new book The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity.
Reason TV interviewed Cornell and co-author R.U. Sirius, who both worked as editors of the transhumanist/futurist magazine h+. They discussed the future of of biohacking, body modification, and the effects that decentralizing technologies such as 3-D printing will have on the future of scientific innovation in America.
Approximately 7 minutes. Interview by Zach Weissmueller. Camera by Justin Monticello. Music by Lee Rosevere and Psilopat.
[Potent News editor’s note: One of the youtube commentors, SweetLiberty01, mentioned, “There is always risk with every new technological advancement that someone will use it for harm. However, for the most part, individual entrepreneurs use technology for innovations that better mankind (which is how they profit from their creations), whereas governments craft new technologies into weapons. While some might fear the solitary mad scientist, I lose a lot more sleep wondering what the next “innovation” governments or military organizations around the globe are going to come up with.”]