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Square Enix and CNN Team Up To Host Human Augmentation Conference

by Blake Hester on Jun 30, 2016 at 06:50 AM

Square Enix, the publisher behind the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, is teaming up with CNN's new branded-content branch, Courageous, to host a conference on human augmentation. The conference, called Human By Design and presented by the upcoming game, is taking place at The Paley Center for Media in New York City on August 3.

The one day event takes influence from the themes of Mankind Divided, with experts in the field of Christian ethics, science, non-profits, and mechanical engineering speaking on topics such as the ethics of human augmentation and how it can be made accessible to everyone and what advancements made in the medical field now may yield in 10 years. The entire event will be streamed on Twitch.

More on the conference can be found at Human By Design's website.

In similar news, Konami recently selected a participant for The Phantom Limb Project, to give a young man a prosthetic arm based on the art style of Metal Gear Solid: V The Phantom Pain.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is expected to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on August 23. For more on the game, check out our cover features at the hub below.