Humans will be able to replace their bodies within 50 years claims transhumanist writer

Speaking to she said: “We certainly do need to upgrade our biology and I’ve been speaking about this for 30-something years.

“The fact that our biology is vulnerable. We exist on a daily basis with an incredible vulnerable vehicle, our bodies, that anything could go wrong at any time.

“As far as genetic engineering goes we’ve seen great work done with certain diseases like Tay-Sachs and sickle-cell anemia, certain cancers, certain diseases that handicap us.

“Other gene therapies are in the works and there still needs to be far more work in this area and I think most of us will be undergoing gene therapy as soon as it comes online as needed.

“Say 50 years from now I think we’ll be looking at alternative bodies and we can see that really growing in the field of prosthetics.”

Transhumanists think human lifespans can be radically extended, with many believing ageing can be reversed and death from disease abolished.

Ms Vita-More argued future humans will look to backup the content of their brains as an insurance policy against death or injury.

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