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I Am Human (2019)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 3 March 2020 (USA)
Meet the world's first 'cyborgs' - a quadriplegic, a blind man, an amputee, a bio-hacker, and a woman with Parkinson's - the scientists who help them, and one entrepreneur who will stop at nothing on his quest to unlock the brain.
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Credited cast:
Bryan Johnson Bryan Johnson ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
A. Bolu Ajiboye A. Bolu Ajiboye ... Self
Kate Allen Kate Allen ... Self
Claude Clément Claude Clément ... Self
Robert Devenyi Robert Devenyi ... Self
John Donoghue John Donoghue ... Self
David Eagleman David Eagleman ... Self
Nita A. Farahany Nita A. Farahany ... Self
Sara Goering Sara Goering ... Self
Robert Greenberg Robert Greenberg ... Self
Tristan Harris ... Self
Bobby Kasthuri ... Self
Robert F. Kirsch Robert F. Kirsch ... Self
Bill Kochevar Bill Kochevar ... Self
Tracy Laabs Tracy Laabs ... Self
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Meet Bill, Anne, and Stephen - three of the world's first real-world "cyborgs." Bill, paralyzed in a biking accident, enrolls in a mysterious research study in hopes to regain movement, while Anne, an artist with Parkinson's, and Stephen, a witty blind retiree, reluctantly explore invasive procedures to regain independence. As the patients each grapple with the unique opportunities and risks of implanting chips in their brain, scientists face pressing technical and ethical quandaries: will the same technology that heals the sick lead to super human abilities, telepathic communication, and cognitive enhancement? From the research lab to the operating table, I AM HUMAN unpacks the emerging complexity, real world possibilities and vast implications of humanity's quiet new march down a new evolutionary path. Written by Remark

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Fascinating, gripping, affecting
16 July 2020 | by amoladSee all my reviews

I was surprised at how gripping this documentary was. Directors Elena Gaby and Taryn Southern relay some complex ideas and technologies with clarity, and never lose focus on the audience's emotional connection to the people who are being helped by this technology. We come to love these characters and care about them even as our minds are being stimulated by the cutting-edge and mindblowing techniques. It's a really interesting and inspiring film.


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3 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Futurism Studios See more »
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