The final frontier

Technology has certainly made it easier, and generally more pleasant, to be human; forks, spectacles, vaccines, shoes, engines, are just a few examples. And with the possible exception of cutlery, almost every area of human endeavour has seen gradual improvement over the years.

With biochemistry, it has long been possible to genetically modify human DNA, but it was only about two years ago in Shenzhen that things got real.