The rich are set to become God-like cyborgs in what could be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ since life emerged. This is according to Yuval Noah Harari, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who believes the radical shift will take place in the next 200 years. Using biotechnology and genetic engineering, Professor Harari claims the wealthy will transform into a new type of divine, immortal human with complete power over life and death.
He argues that humans are unable to resist the temptation to ‘upgrade’ themselves, according to a report by Sarah Knapton in the Telegraph. ‘We are programmed to be dissatisfied,’ said Professor Harari, during a recent speech at the Hay literary festival in Wales. ‘Even when humans gain pleasure and achievements it is not enough. They want more and more. ‘I think it is likely in the next 200 years or so homo sapiens will upgrade themselves into some idea of a divine being, either through biological manipulation or genetic engineering of by the creation of cyborgs, part organic part non-organic. FULL REPORT