Chapter 19 How to Make a Better Human

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How to Make a Better Human

Growing up, I remember watching reruns of a 1970s TV show about a NASA pilot who had a terrible crash, but according to the plot, scientists said, “We can rebuild him; we have the technology” and the pilot went on to become “the Six Million Dollar Man” (now the equivalent of about $40 million). With one eye with exceptional zoom vision, and one arm and two legs that were bionic, he could run 60 miles per hour and perform great feats. In the show he used his superhuman strength as a spy for good.

It was one of the first mainstream shows that demonstrated what might be accomplished by seamlessly bringing together technology with humans. I’m not sure that it would ...

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