Human Body Version 2.0
clearly headed towards a fundamental and radical redesign of
the extremely inefficient and limited functionality of human
body version 1.0.
SO WHATS LEFT?
The skeleton is a stable structure, and we already have a
reasonable understanding of how it works. We replace parts
of it today, although our current technology for doing this
has severe limitations. Inter-linking nanobots will provide
the ability to augment and ultimately replace the skeleton.
Replacing portions of the skeleton today requires painful sur-
gery, but replacing it through nanobots from within can be a
gradual and noninvasive process. The human skeleton version
2.0 will be very strong, stable, and self-repairing.
We will not notice the absence of many of our organs, such
as the liver and pancreas, as we do not directly experience their
functionality. The skin, however, is an organ we will actually
want to keep, or at least we will want to maintain its function-
ality. The skin, which includes our primary and secondary sex
organs, provides a vital function of communication and plea-
sure. Nonetheless, we will ultimately be able to improve on
the skin with new nanoengineered supple materials that will
provide greater protection from physical and thermal envi-
ronmental effects while enhancing our capacity for intimate
communication and pleasure. The same observation holds for
the mouth and upper esophagus, which comprise the remain-
ing aspects of the digestive system that we use to experience
the act of eating.