‘We will get regular body upgrades’: what will humans look like in 100 years?
Mechanical exoskeletons, bionic limbs, uploadable brains: six experts’ visions of 2118
‘Able-bodied people will use prosthetic limbs’: Samantha Payne, co-founder and chief operating officer of Open Bionics, a Bristol-based robotics firm.
‘By 2030, I expect humans to be regularly going into body shops for upgrades’: Zoltan Istvan, transhumanist author and campaigner
‘You could have people living for thousands of years’: Aubrey de Grey, biomedical gerontologist and chief science officer of the Sens Research Foundation, a charity focused on age-related disease
‘My partner and I identify as cyborgs’: Moon Ribas, co-founder of the Transpecies Society in Barcelona
‘The body will have human elements, but will be integrated with technology’: Braden Allenby, environmental engineer at Arizona State University and co-author of The Techno-Human Condition
‘I’d like to bring the brain online’: Bryan Johnson, founder of Kernel, the California startup that designs brain-machine interfaces