"Our modern concept of reality is based on the difference between nature, humans and technology. This has always been on shaky ground, because nature is in us and technology is in nature," says Tobias Rees, CEO of the research institute Transformations of the Human, which combines philosophy, art and tech. "With synthetic biology, the separation finally becomes obsolete: nature becomes a space of possibilities – in it, we can do what we previously thought was only possible outside of it."
What does the traditional concept of nature look like? How does synthetic biology change our view of nature? What would it take for the merge of technology and biology to happen? Watch the video interview with Tobias Rees now: