Should We Build a Better Human?
Juan Enriquez & Eric Schadt, moderated by David Ewing Duncan
Arc Fusion Dinner | San Francisco | May 1, 2014
Should we take advantage of currently emerging technologies to make healthy people even healthier? Should we engineer ourselves by using bionic technology, stem cells and super pills to create a better society, and will this optimization ultimately create a new species?
Managing Director, Excel Venture Management
Juan Enriquez a bestselling author of As the Future Catches You (an Amazon best book of year), The Untied States of America (Miami Herald’s book of the decade), Homo evolutis: a Tour of the Next Human Species (with Steve Gullans and TED). Rem Koolhaas chose his Map of Global Nucleotide Data Flow (done with West and Martinez) as an iconic example of 21st century design.
Fortune profiled him as “Mr. Gene.” Wired as “Darwin for the DNA Age.” He has helped found or guide over a dozen tech start ups including Synthetic Genomics, Zip Car, Xcellerex, Activate Networks. He sailed around the world with Dr. J. Craig Venter on a sampling expedition that increased the number of known genes by 10X. He negotiated a peace treaty with the Zapatista rebels in Mexico and was the Founding Director of the Harvard Life Sciences Project.
Director of the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology