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Maverick* Research: Being Human 2040 — The Life of the Architected Human in a More-Than-Human World

Published: 23 March 2020

ID: G00464191

Analyst(s): Marty Resnick , Dale Kutnick , Dave Aron , James McGovern


Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders, along with CTOs, must prepare and lead their organizations to thrive in a world that will be directly impacted by nonhuman intelligence and architected humans. (Maverick research exposes unconventional thinking and advice.)

Table Of Contents
  • Specific Maverick Caution
  • Maverick Findings
  • Maverick Recommendations

*Maverick Research


  • Living in the Exypnocene
  • The Definition of “Human”
  • Technology Trajectory for Human Augmentation
    • Genetic Engineering
    • More “Intelligent” Synthetic and Biosynthetic Prosthetics Devices
    • Highly Augmented “Intelligence” Embodied in a Variety of “Robots”

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