Humanity: A Work in Progress

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October 15, 2006

"We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God.  Humanity is just a work in progress."  So said Tennessee Williams.  Inventor and visionary Ray Kurzweil believes the new, improved version of humanity could feature computers the size of blood cells implanted in our brains.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, the future of the human brain.


Ray Kurzweil tells Steve Paulson humans will merge with new technology and vastly improve their intelligence.

Devo performing live at the Forecastle Festival, in Louisville, Kentucky, 2010 Left to right: Gerald Casale (bass), Mark Mothersbaugh (vocals; keyboards), Bob Casale (keyboards; guitar), and Bob Mothersbaugh (guitar)

Mark Mothersbaugh is co-founder of the new-wave band Devo. They think humanity is de-evolving.

Australopithecus africanus at the University of Zurich.

Ann Gibbons is an award-winning science writer and author of “The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors.”

a night sky

James Gardner is the author of “Biocosm: The New Scientific Theory of Evolution: Intelligent Life Is the Architect of the Universe.”

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October 15, 2006
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