• 0%
    0 votes
  • Rate this episode
    What did you think?
  • 42
    watchers
  • 56
    plays
  • 120
    collected
  • 2
    lists
PosterPoster

TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x63 Lisa Nip: How Humans Could Evolve To Survive In Space
TV-PG

  • 2016-03-30T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

If we hope to one day leave Earth and explore the universe, our bodies are going to have to get a lot better at surviving the harsh conditions of space. Using synthetic biology, Lisa Nip hopes to harness special powers from microbes on Earth - such as the ability to withstand radiation - to make humans more fit for exploring space. 'We're approaching a time during which we'll have the capacity to decide our own genetic destiny,' Nip says. 'Augmenting the human body with new abilities is no longer a question of how, but of when.'

Loading...