Juan Enriquez


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What Will Humans Look Like in 100 Years?

Juan Enriquez |  Session 1: I, Human @ TEDSummit 2016

We can evolve bacteria, plants and animals — futurist Juan Enriquez asks: Is it ethical to evolve the human body? In a visionary talk that ranges from medieval prosthetics to present day neuroengineering and genetics, Enriquez sorts out the ethics associated with evolving humans and imagines the ways we'll have to transform our own bodies if we hope to explore and live in places other than Earth.


The Approach

As a particularly imaginative futurist, Juan has a unique ability to extrapolate the technological advances of his contemporaries and paint a future for the human race that is equally exciting, harrowing, and believable. Our aesthetic approach was to honor the technological foundation on which Juan builds his predictions but add a flourish of scientific magic. Picture the inside of Doc Brown's notebook as he scribbled through the formula behind the Flux Capacitor.


The Event

TEDSummit gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for community brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops, outdoor activities and an eclectic program of mainstage talks – in the beautiful surroundings of the Canadian Rockies.