Dear Medium reader,
Thank you for following us. If you like what we publish here, you’ll love our new book.
Neo.Life: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species is about the future of human beings, as viewed by some of today’s most creative minds working at the intersection of biology and technology. You’ll find essays, interviews, fiction, and visual art that explore the powerful new tools and ideas redefining the frontiers of our biology. Think of it as a guide to your future self.
We now have the means to transform ourselves and our species. This book captures today’s most daring, inventive, and thoughtful ideas as conceived by some of science’s biggest thinkers, entrepreneurs, writers, and artists. But it’s not a technical manuscript or a treatise on bioethics. Neo.Life is written in layman’s terms for people like you who care about our legacy and the world we’re building for our descendants. …
Dear NEO.LIFE fans on Medium,
Our first book is coming to life! Neo.Life: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species will launch on Kickstarter in January. If you like our stories on Medium, you will love this book. NEO.LIFE Editor at Large Brian Bergstein and I are co-editors. Sign up to get an alert when our campaign goes live.
Neo.Life: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species offers a big-picture perspective on our powerful new biotech tools, and the profound changes they are enabling. …
Top of the new year to you!
We’re kicking things off with a brand spanking new website, and you can check it out right now at www.neo.life. That’s your new home for news, inspiration, and a little point of view. Please head there now and SUBSCRIBE right away to stay abreast of the latest developments on the neobiological frontier.
It’s great to finally have the editorial and design tools to really showcase our ideas and the work of our amazing contributing writers and artists. You now have a robust search tool to explore and fall in love with our stories all over again. And we have the framework needed to grow our business. We still love Medium and will continue publishing stories here (though they will be published first on our site). …
We’re preparing to build our own website (yay, finally!) and taking a moment to do a little research. Would you be willing to fill out our reader survey? It only takes a few minutes, and we have some fun swag for you by way of thanks.
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And thank you for following us on Medium. It’s an honor for us to talk to so many trailblazing pioneers, and to report these stories from the Neobiological Frontier.
You make it all worthwhile!
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I’m Jane Metcalfe, founder of NEO.LIFE. I love that you follow us on Medium, and I want to thank you for your engagement. If you like what we do there, you’ll love our weekly newsletter. Sign up now, and let me tell you what you’ll get.
Every Thursday, you’ll get fresh kill from the neobiological frontier, including our originally reported feature articles and important finds from other outlets, but with our special POV. We search through the scientific literature, business and tech press, cultural media, and science fiction to bring you what you need to know this week. You’ll also get special offers, notifications of subscriber events in your area, book reviews, conference dates, plus a little bit of surprise and delight. …
I am so charmed by the Quantified Self community. In my second hometown of Amsterdam for their 10th anniversary conference last weekend, I expected to find people showing off their coding skills, or proving how much more disciplined they are than I. What I found instead was an incredibly warm and nurturing group of people who often had more questions than answers. They have a lot of information (and data!) to share, but they usually don’t consider themselves experts. If anything, they can be a bit self-deprecating about their obsession with measuring themselves, and don’t pretend to have answers for anyone but themselves and their fellow QSers. Amazingly, no one is trying to get you to use their dashboard. …
And with those closing words, our tears gradually dried, and the rabbi led the pallbearers and Janet Sollod’s casket out of the synagogue, accompanied by the appropriately mournful notes of the 23rd Psalm.
Janet was a miracle. Still alive nine years after her breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 32, and seven years after discovering that it had metastasized to her liver, she was going to keep on living, and learn to die, on her own terms.
So she kept seeing her pediatric patients, volunteering her time to sick children in her off hours, dancing, planning trips with friends to wherever the snow was deep and good for boarding, and to Burning Man, sometimes in a rainbow suit, sometimes wearing unicorn pajamas. …
Neo.life is a new online magazine covering the grand biological experiment we’re conducting on ourselves.
Our mission is to track the ideas and technologies that enable us to analyze, enhance, and edit ourselves. As the co-founder of Wired magazine, I saw up close how digital technologies changed our world. With Neo.life, we explore how science and technology alter the world within us — our own brains, genomes, and microbiomes. How will our newfound abilities transform our species and our society?
Now that’s the story of our times.
Help us tell this story! We’re looking for clarity, elegance, humor, and— importantly — a point of view. Your voice is authoritative, authentic, interdisciplinary, and optimistic — but skeptical when warranted. We are looking at developments in science, technology, and culture and asking, “What can we Homo sapiens become?” …