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Haines, Agatha, 2017, Show, Exhibition or Event, Human + The Future of our Species

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Advances in genetic engineering, biotechnology and nanotechnology that not long ago seemed purely science fiction are now real. Cyborgs, superhumans and clones are alive amongst us today. What does it mean to be human now? What will it feel like to be a human a hundred years from now? Should we continue to embrace modifications to our minds, bodies and daily lives, or are there boundaries we shouldn’t overstep?
HUMAN+ The Future of Our Species explores the possible future paths of our species. It asks what it means to be human in a world of artificial intelligence, lifelike robots and genetic modification. It probes the social, ethical and environmental questions raised by using technology to modify ourselves. Will virtual reality be the new reality? What would happen if a robot knew what we wanted before we knew ourselves? How might we modify ourselves to adapt to an environment that we are drastically transforming? Is longevity a noble aspiration or a terrible threat for the planet?
Showcasing works by international artists, scientists, technologists and designers. HUMAN+ presents a future world where the lines between fiction and reality are blurred and shows how our perception of humanity is being transformed by science and technology.

Official URL: http://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/exhibition-ar...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: ArtScience Museum Singapore, Science Gallery Dublin, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 15:47
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 15:47
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3069

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