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Super You: How Technology is Revolutionizing What It Means to Be Human by Sean Carruthers, Kay Svela Walker, Andy Walker

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4. Lifesaving Hacks: Whirring Hearts, Printed Organs, and Miraculous Medicine

At some point in your life, it’s a simple fact you’re going to get sick. It might be as simple as the common cold, in which case it’ll probably be best if you curl up with a bowl of delicious, genetically engineered chicken soup and a good personally customized nasal spray, loaded with a cold-killing payload of nanobots. That will be the trick in a few years.

Of course the number one killer of Americans today is heart disease. So you can be sure that people you know and love will likely deal with heart issues in their lives. You might be one of them. Let’s face it, there’s a good chance you might end up on an operating table with your chest splayed open getting your ...

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