Exploring Biodigital Convergence
In the coming years, biodigital technologies could be woven into our lives in the way that digital technologies are now. Biological and digital systems are converging, and could change the way we work, live, and even evolve as a species. More than a technological change, this biodigital convergence may transform the way we understand ourselves and cause us to redefine what we consider human or natural.
Biodigital convergence may profoundly impact our economy, our ecosystems, and our society. Being prepared to support it, while managing its risks with care and sensitivity, will shape the way we navigate social and ethical considerations, as well as guide policy and governance conversations.
Biodigital convergence is opening up strikingly new ways to:
- change human beings - our bodies, minds, and behaviours
- change or create other organisms
- alter ecosystems
- sense, store, process, and transmit information
- manage biological innovation
- structure and manage production and supply chains