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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


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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Thought provoking!
4 March 2020 | by anders_pSee all my reviews

I saw this film at a private screening in Los Angeles and have not been able to stop thinking about it!

That implanted technology in someone's brain can meaningfully change their sense of self, capabilities and motivations was something I considered to be the domain of science fiction. The characters in the movie demonstrate that it is happening now, and hundreds of thousands of people have these implants. This was shocking to me!

I Am Human changed my thinking about the future, including what it means to be human, potential decisions my loved ones and I may need to make if we face a neurodegenerative disease, and more broadly, the implications of this technology as it becomes more mainstream (i.e. improving human ability).

The movie is scientifically credible and sober, laudably avoiding hype which would have been easy to include but at the cost of believability with such a consequential topic. There are also moments of lightheartedness and humor in the film, which helped as I tried to get my head around such big and complicated ideas.

In time, I Am Human will probably be looked back upon as the marker of when a new era was beginning to take shape, but was still invisible to most, helping seed the new and thorny questions that we will all have to grapple with.

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