Science

Are we ready for neo-evolution? Harvey Fineberg on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg shows us three paths forward for the ever-evolving human species: to stop evolving completely, to evolve naturally — or to control the next steps of human evolution, using genetic modification, to make ourselves smarter, faster, better. Neo-evolution is within our grasp. What will we do with it? (Recorded at TED2011, March 2011, in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 17:22)

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