This is our superhuman future

It is turkey day, AKA Thanksgiving. You have given thanks and stuffed your guts with bird and potatoes. Now your family is split — much like our great country — over what to do next. Some people want to sit through a three-hour beer advertisement masquerading as a sporting event, ostensibly so they can nap. Others want to look at social media, where everyone you know and love has spent the last three weeks posting things they would never dream of saying out loud to another human being. You want to do something else. Something that is both entertaining and enriching, inspiring and informative.

May we suggest our Superhuman series? Co-distributed by Upworthy, Superhuman has taken millions of viewers on an exciting journey to the forefront of medicine where incredible advances in medical technology are making the present look more like a (good) sci-fi depiction of the future.

Let’s start with Lysogene, the revolutionary medical therapy that could show us how to cure diseases we once thought were incurable:

Want to know more? Check out our expanded article on the phone call that turned Karen Aiach’s world upside down, and the evolution of gene therapy research.

Then you’re going to want to watch our episode about OpenBCI, the mail-order, 3D-printed headset that can read your brainwaves.

After that, it’s on to the crazy world of super advanced bionic prosthetics:

Are we done? We are not, thankfully! Round out your post-turkey relaxation sesh with the incredible story of the stem cell injections that restored Vanna’s vision:

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