The Human Body Is Too Complex for Easy Fixes

April 12, 2018

(The Atlantic) – Often going hand in hand with efforts to quantify the body and behaviors through all manners of technology, this hacking ethos relies on the idea that if people can just collect more data to better understand themselves, perhaps they can engineer themselves to perfection. We can hack our technologies, and even our societies, so why not ourselves? Alas, things are not so straightforward. While there are many similarities between the biological and the computational, biological systems are complex on an entirely different level.

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