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Chip has written articles for mainstream audiences about science, scientists, technology and emerging trends for publications from The Boston Globe to The Economist. "We're melding with our technologies," says Chip," and each day we become more bound to them. That began two million years ago when Homo habilis fashioned the first flint knife. With that blade a new evolutionary force emerged - invention, and ever since, it's been a close question: do we create our technologies, or do our technologies create us?"

As these articles indicate, the lines between biology and technology, reality and "virtuality," humans and machines are blurring. At some point in the 21st century, they will disappear altogether. The central question is: will our humanity disappear too?

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