Ever faster, stronger, more beautiful, more intelligent, the cult of individual performance has taken hold in a technological society where the body seems increasingly to be seen as an improvable tool. As a species, humans have always adapted to their environment, but the demands on their performance are increasingly sophisticated and rapidly changing.
In the contemporary technological and digital world, design is a tool for thinking and creating about improving our physical, intellectual and emotional capabilities. But this involvement raises a series of medical, ethical, social and philosophical questions. Indeed, this desire to go beyond one's biological limits is part of a cultural and social context and reflects a way of making society that it is important to question. After having shaped the world around us, what is the role of the designer in a society that wants to make us super-human?