During a lengthy segment on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday, Anderson Cooper conducted an interview with a historian which Left him “freaked out” and “terrified.”
Cooper’s guest – Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari boldly claimed that we’re ‘the last generation’ of humans.
“Within a century or two, Earth will be dominated by entities that are more different from us than we are different from chimpanzees,” Cooper quoted from Harari’s latest book.
“Yes,” Harari replied.
“What the hell does that mean?” Cooper asked. “That freaked me out!”
“You know, we’ll soon have the power to re-engineer our bodies and brains,” Harari replied, “whether it is with genetic engineering or by directly connecting brains to computers, or by creating completely non-organic entities.”
“If true, that creates a whole other species,” Cooper gasped.
“This is something that is way beyond just another species,” Harari said.