What are the Bio Politics governing our bodies?
With the advancements of Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology, these emerging technologies propose a revolutionary approach to Industries, including health care.
Undergoing scientific investigations and transhumanist theories aim to upgrade our bodies, improve performance health and life expectancy.
In order to do so, technology has been closer to our skin and increasingly implemented in our bodies.
The internet of things reveals our need to control environments and objects, connecting them in a blurred analogue and digital reality.
In the future, we might be discussing the internet of bodies.
What if our bodies were seen as technology?
Projects such as the Human Genome reveal a need for major data collection for scientific research.
This data is promised to help us understand cause and origin of diseases, their mutations, their cause, therefore allowing new routes for treatments and ultimately assist in the prevention of such diseases in the future or body malfunctions.
While this aspire to be a great innovation, there are issues that arise from an over populated word, data privacy issues, eugenics, politics of control, ownership that challenge our moral and ethical values.
Would you be left out the debate?