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The Future Gone Bad Part 1: Human Downgrades

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A recent news story that has recieved quite a bit of attention tells us about a woman who claims she wants to become a living Barbie doll. To achieve that goal she is working on modifying her body and trying to reduce her intelligence. 

Transhumanists talk a lot about our growing ability to alter our own bodies and minds, and how this will ultimately lead to greater intelligence and capability. But what happens if people decide to go the other way? What happens when people decide they want a downgrade?

Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon discuss some plausible scenarios for human downgrading, as well as some potential modifications that sound like a change for the better but that might lead in the opposite direction.

Tune in and explore.

(WT 061)

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