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The Exemption Packet

What happens when the kids of the future want to opt out of human augmentation?

by Rose Eveleth
Aug 31 2016, 3:00pm

Art by Jason Arias

For the third entry in our series on human augmentation, writer, editor, and Flash Forward impresario Rose Eveleth explores a notion we've largely neglected to consider: That some of us will want to opt out of any brave new human 'enhanced' future, and the consequences that could follow. What you're about to read is the best kind of speculative fiction, in my humble opinion; trenchant, experimental, and, ultimately, resonant. -The editor.