Human Augmentation – The Dawn of a New Paradigm

DSA ADS Course - 2022

Artificial Intelligence, Human Brain, Biodigital Convergence, Human Augmentation

Discuss technical, societal, political, military, legal and ethical aspects of human augmentation and biodigital convergence.

Human Augmentation – The Dawn of a New Paradigm - May, 2021


HA technologies provides a broad sense of opportunities for today and in the future. There are mature technologies that could be integrated today with manageable policy considerations, such as personalised nutrition, wearables and exoskeletons. There are other technologies in the future with promises of bigger potential such as genetic engineering and brain-computer interfaces. The ethical, moral and legal implications of HA are hard to foresee but early and regular engagement with these issues lie at the heart of success.

HA will become increasingly relevant in the future because it is the binding agent between the unique skills of humans and machines. The winners of future wars will not be those with the most advanced technology, but those who can most effectively integrate the unique skills of both human and machine.

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