The new Gartner Hype Cycle (2018) is about to be published and this year biology takes a central position in it. To be precise, Gartner talks about to possibility of biology to change our life or even “redefining life” entirely ! And it’s not the future, it’s tomorrow ! The possibilities are amazing, of course, and we will probably extend vastly our lifetime. But a question remains : who will control it? anyone or everyone? Do we have an ethics to shape the future ?
Over the next decade, humanity will begin its “transhuman” era: Biology can then be hacked, depending on lifestyle, interests and health needs. Biohacking falls into four categories: technology augmentation, nutrigenomics, experimental biology and grinder biohacking.