Oxford SciBar Podcast May 14th 2013 - Dr Sean O'Heigeartaigh: "Human Evolution - What does the future hold?"

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  • Song Name: May 14th Podcast Sean O'Heigeartaigh: The Future of Human Evolution
  • Artist: Oxford SciBar
  • Album: 2013 Podcasts
  • Year: 2013

In May we were delighted to be part of the inaugural Pint of Science Festival, where we hosted a series of talks focused on the body. The first of these talks was by Dr Sean O'Heigeartaigh who spoke about how evolution created who we are today, and what might be in store for us as a species in the future.

As we come closer to the stage where we can radically after both our bodies and our minds, could technologies such as genetic engineering, informatics and brain emulation redefine what it means to be human in the coming century.