How far would you go to change your life?
extend it? To improve it? To hold on to it? When does the question, “am I still human?”
come into play? What does it mean to be human? Does it even matter? These aren’t just questions
that have been posed in video games, literature and movies. Well known scientists, physicists,
and engineers have been sparking this conversation for a long time. They believe in a technological
singularity. The singularity will be the result of an exponential growth in technology. Imagine
a world where artificial intelligence exceeds human intellectual capacity; a world where
you can physically enhance yourself and even upload your consciousness into a computer.
It’s a fascinating subject and that’s why I’m a huge fan of games like Deus Ex. As you
might have heard, Eidos Montreal is working on a new installment to the franchise. Deus
Ex Mankind Divided. Adam Jensen, a technologically enhanced human being returns as the leading
character in a world where humanity fears people who have embraced augmentation. It’s
a must buy for me not only because I enjoyed Human Revolution but because games like this
highlight many advances in technology that will eventually become possible. They ignite
a conversation that needs to take place. And even if the singularity doesn’t occur, the
question, “what does it mean to be human?” should always be entertained. So for those
of you planning on buying this game, I’m just curious, what does it mean to be human?