"The fact of the matter is that the body is made for one thing and one thing only. It is a conduit for genetic material. Our current governess, evolution, does not operate at the level of the individual; it cares not a whit for him or her. Its aims are not our aims, its goals not ours. If we are to be happy, truly happy, if we are to think great thoughts and not thoughts about aches, pains, itches, and mortgages, if we are to discover the laws that govern the Universe, what it is made of, and not merely be shot around like a pinball from life event to life event, we must, to some extent, subvert these very laws. We must take nature by the throat rather than vice versa."
- Neuroengineering The Future by Bruce F. Katz