Will we choose to become cyborgs?
Historian Yuval Noah Harari of the University of Jerusalem thinks that humans will choose to become cyborgs, with more of us partial to becoming bad guys in “Doctor Who.”
Speaking at the Hay Festival in the UK and quoting off his book “Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind,” Harari said: “I think it is likely in the next 200 years or so homo sapiens will upgrade themselves into some idea of a divine being, either through biological manipulation or genetic engineering or by the creation of cyborgs, part organic part non-organic.”
He believes that we’re the same with ourselves as we are with our iPhones: we just can’t help trying to upgrade.
“Even when humans gain pleasure and achievements it is not enough. They want more and more,” he said.
With a deep fascination for human evolution, Harari believes humans are hurtling toward becoming machines as “the greatest evolution in biology since the appearance of life.”