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July 10th, 2007

Life after Humans

Abstract:
Some of the ways in which the idea of human-ness is changing are already with us: moving slowly but present nonetheless. For example, knee and hip surgery and artificial organs - these are clearly not ‘parts of us', yet we use them as replacements for organs that have been damaged or failed. In the future, replacement parts grown through nanotechnology may lead to even better mechanical replacements that we can produce at this time. Further in the future, biology and nanotechnology together may produce replacement organs which are indistinguishable from the original - but young and healthy. Continuing on further, there is no necessity to stop at the elements of the body which we currently view as ‘hardware' - parts of the brain as they are fail or are injured can be replaced.

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