Is it reasonable to want to eradicate disease, live better and longer, at the risk of playing sorcerer's apprentice and changing our evolution forever?
Replacing an arm or a leg with a mechatronic limb with enhanced capabilities; designing bionic eyes to solve the problem of blindness; cultivating an organ in an animal for grafting onto a human; giving birth with an artificial womb; slowing down or even halting aging by manipulating DNA; manufacturing or erasing memories; connecting a brain to artificial intelligence; freezing a body to awaken it a century later...
These are not fantasies straight out of a science-fiction novel, but technologies under development, current scientific research that raises many ethical questions and pursues, in the more or less long term, the transhumanist goal of creating a new human, stronger, more resistant, more intelligent.
Join me on this unprecedented investigation, conducted on three continents and featuring numerous interviews with researchers, which opens the doors to a world unsuspected by ordinary mortals.
Available from September 28 from your favorite bookseller and online bookshops.
For more information on Homo Machinus, you can watch my appearance on C À dire (France 5) or Sciences et Avenir's Twitch, where we interviewed cyborg Neil Harbisson, who opens the book by showing us that the man-machine is already here!