I am Human

Meet some of the world's first cyborgs. Follow the journey of three medical pioneers and the scientists working with them as together they try to unlock the secrets of the brain.

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I am Human

The Passionate Eye

Meet some of the world’s first cyborgs - Bill, a tetraplegic, Stephen, who is blind, and Anne, an artist with Parkinson’s. I am Human follows the journeys of these three medical pioneers and the scientists working with them as together they try to unlock the secrets of the brain. With the help of technology, are humans on a new evolutionary path? Are we redefining what it is to be human?

By 2029, scientists predict that approximately one million people will have implantable technology in their brains. As these three early cyborgs grapple with the unique opportunities of advanced brain technology, scientists face pressing technical and ethical quandaries: will the same technology that heals the sick soon lead to superhuman abilities, telepathic communication, and cognitive enhancement?

From the research lab to the operating table, I am Human reveals the emerging complexity and real-world possibilities of a technology that challenges the very essence of what it means to be human.

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I am Human

The Passionate Eye