Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Biology

Academics

Biology 401. Senior Seminar

Fall 2014

Life 2.0: Blurring The Boundary Between Our Tech and Ourselves

Humans are rapidly integrating technology into all levels of biology from environmental-monitoring drones to organismal artificial organs to microscopic nanobots, so that our technology is now found around, on, and even in our bodies. In this Senior Seminar for 2014, we will consider the promise and peril of the technological “enhancements” we are creating at the environmental, organismal, and cellular levels, and consider whether we are evolving ourselves from Homo sapiens sapiens to become Homo sapiens silico. Three hours lecture.