Square Enix and CNN’s branded content studio, Courageous, have teamed up to create a documentary that explores the world of human augmentation. They are also hosting an event this week about the blurring lines of humanity and technology.

The Human by Design event will explore the themes that Square Enix’s Eidos Montreal has explored in the Deus Ex series of video games, which depict a conflict over whether it’s ethical to augment people who have lost limbs and other body parts. The game series questions what it means to be human, and its focus is the near future.

But it’s not science fiction anymore, as Eidos Montreal is actually working with companies to produce prosthetic limbs based on the designs in the Deus Ex games. CNN’s branded content studio Courageous and Square Enix have partnered to release “Human by Design” an original 30 minute documentary that explores the world of human augmentation and the blurring lines between humanity and technology, that will be available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on August 1. I’ve watch that documentary, and it’s really eye-opening, like science fiction coming to life.

The Human by Design event will be held at The Paley Center for Media in New York City on August 3, 2016 and explore the intersection of technology and humanity with the objective of bringing together top minds to debate, question, and challenge what it means to be human. This one-day event will be streamed live on Twitch and include many of the people featured in the documentary film.

The newest game, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, debuts on August 23.


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