Chapter 10

What of the Future? Getting Serious About the Brain and Cognitive Enhancement Technologies

Maciej Henneberg and Arthur Saniotis


From science fiction movies and books to the world of augmentation, modern humans are fixated by the future. What is in store for us? This chapter offers how future humans may be enhanced. Nowhere is this more evident than in our desire to augment the human brain. The exponential rise of biotechnology in the last thirty years has provided a necessary platform for future enhancement therapies to come into being. We explore various kinds of brain augmentation, present and future, while cautioning their unknown consequences for future humanity.

Total Pages: 139-159 (21)

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