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Harvey Fineberg:
Are we ready for neo-evolution?

TED2011 · 17:21 · Filmed Mar 2011
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Harvey Fineberg: Are we ready for neo-evolution?
17:21 · Filmed March 2011 at TED2011 · Subtitles available in 30 languages

Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg shows us three paths forward for the ever-evolving human species: to stop evolving completely, to evolve naturally — or to control the next steps of human evolution, using genetic modification, to make ourselves smarter, faster, better. Neo-evolution is within our grasp. What will we do with it?

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Harvey Fineberg studies medical decisionmaking — from how we roll out new medical technology, to how we cope with new illnesses and threatened epidemics. Full bio
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