I did not come to body positivity for self esteem. I did not seek it out for more or better clothing, or to insist upon my attractiveness to men. I did not come to body positivity out of a need for better body image or more self confidence or every body is a beach body or embracing my curves, though I know those may be necessary steps to get to a more just and welcoming world.
Not too many journalists jump at the chance to report on the latest city council meeting. It’s one of those things, like running to the gas station to fill up a five-gallon can with fuel, that hints at the possibility of real work heading one’s way. It’s not sexy, and unlike mowing the lawn, going shirtless is usually frowned upon.
Technology has always promised a better future … eventually. Somehow the real breakthroughs have always seemed to be just around the corner. But somehow, when we weren’t quite paying attention, the future actually arrived. Thanks to forward-thinking researchers calling on advances in genomics, artificial intelligence, food science, and drug hacking, a more resilient, enlightened, and cognitively-, physically-, and sexually-enhanced human already walks among us. (And her skin is amazing.) Here, eight exciting new health technologies — and where they’re heading next.