( ͡°_ʖ ͡°) Evolved from Homo Sapiens ┌ʕ º ʖ̯ º ʔ┐
Historically people have always gone along with technological progress. Technology allows us to extend beyond our natural genetic capabilities. The more convenient, intuitive and naturalised the better.
Recent innovations in cybernetics, genetic technologies and quantified self risk changing the very fabric of what it means to be human.
I speculate with these different technologies we have the potential to enhance ourselves into different human subspecies with different agency and social structures.
I use videography to interview these future human subspecies from the year 2145. Four characters, Sapien Divine, Homo Genetian, Homo Cyborg, Homo Sapien Quantified, each with their own dreams, political views and outlook on life, share their views with us and give us insight in their daily lives and what the what future society might look like.
I find perspectival fictional script writing has emergent properties that helped me find my voice in this complex topic of bioethics.
The research for the script comes from a multitude of methods including informal discussion, embodied research, literary reviews, internet scraping, conferences and biohacking and grinding meetups which is a new subculture of DIY biohackers and cyborgs.