Since I seem to be talking to myself, waiting for some friends to join in, here's a story from a favorite weblog, Boing Boing.
Our Transhumanist Government
A draft US Government report says we will alter human evolution within 20 years by combining what we know of nanotechnology, biotechnology, IT and cognitive sciences. The 405-page report from the US National Science Foundation and Commerce Department, Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance", calls for a broad-based research program to improve human performance leading to telepathy, machine-to-human communication, amplified personal sensory devices, and enhanced intellectual capacity. People may download their consciousnesses into computers or into bodies on the other side of the solar system, or participate in a giant 'hive mind' -- a network of intelligences connected through ultra fast communications networks.
Here's the pdf file in question. Remember, it's 405 pages.
All this and big-brained mice as well.Posted by Dave at July 18, 2002 08:40 PM