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photoFor two generations, technological progress has doubled about once every 18 months. Increasingly, we are focusing this innovation on enhancing humans — to heal faster, concentrate better and live longer.

But does Superman have a soul? Can God keep up with information technology?

Some observers, including Washington Post Joel Garreau, are wary. They say that by tinkering with human abilities, technology is losing sight of human nature, culture, and values.

Hear a discussion on whether we should be forced to reconsider what it means to be human, and how we want to shape the future of our species.


Joel Garreau, reporter and editor of The Washington Post, and author of "Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing our Minds, Our Bodies - and What It Means to be Human."

This program aired on July 5, 2005.

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