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Human Augmentation

Human augmentation means using technology to enhance a person. Another term for human augmentation is Human 2.0. Enhancements can be physical or cognitive. An example of a physical augmentation is a prosthetic arm that works “better” in some ways than biological human arms. Currently, there are finger prosthetics that mimic human dexterity extremely well, improving the quality of life for amputees. Another example is a pair of spectacles that restore some vision to the sight-limited, using cameras to create a replica of the user’s "vision."

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Human Augmentation

For small businesses, human augmentation could mean that in the future, employees that currently aren’t able to work in an office setting may have that option, if it suits them. For technology and medical companies, investing in human augmentation could put businesses at the forefront of emerging healthcare technologies.