“February 20, 2005” – This week, in addition to listening to the winds of Titan, we will train our ears on the winds of change here on Earth. The first human-animal chimeras have emerged in laboratories around the world and with them a new debate in bioethics. Biology continues to merge with silicon-based technology. And if you think science fiction becoming science fact is unsettlingly, then you may not want to listen to my commentary on transhumanism and rumors of current life on Mars.
Richard Leis is a writer and poet. His first published poem, "Roadside Freak Show," arrives on August 21, 2017 in Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (richardleis.com), on Goodreads (richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr). View all posts by Richard Leis