As we wrote about in 2013, “Medical Nanobots Will Connect Brain to Cloud Computing,” the emergence of DNA nanobots and nanocomputing has been paving the way to reverse engineer the human brain. As Transhumanist Ray Kurzweil detailed at the time, Human Body 2.0 would accelerate toward becoming a full-fledged reality sometime around 2020:
In the coming decades, a radical upgrading of our body’s physical and mental systems, already underway, will use nanobots to augment and ultimately replace our organs. We already know how to prevent most degenerative disease through nutrition and supplementation; this will be a bridge to the emerging biotechnology revolution, which in turn will be a bridge to the nanotechnology revolution. By 2030, reverse-engineering of the human brain will have been completed and nonbiological intelligence will merge with our biological brains.
Melissa and Aaron Dykes have also been at the forefront of warning about the arrival of Transhumanism (or “augmented humanity” if you prefer). A new Forbes article covers the concept of Human Body 2.0 now that we are on the precipice of its arrival. However, instead of a warning about the technology itself, they ask the (rhetorical) question: “Will you evolve with the times?” Melissa details exactly what this “evolution” is intended to look like, as well as looking back at the various steps taken to get us into the predicament in which we find ourselves.
Why is Transhumanism entering the mainstream right now?