BioViva CSO Anca Selariu speaks at TED on the importance of daring innovation

Humans dream big, break rules they make, set unreasonable goals and achieve the impossible when they fiercely fight obstacles and distractions. The human capacity for abstract reasoning and communication allowed the species to learn, imagine and plan far into the future, and become evolution's most surprising success story.

I am an integrative biomedical sciences doctor and aspiring cultural universalist. I believe in in the limitlessness of human potential. I imagine humanity as one, beautiful, inter-galactic nation within the next 1000 years, and view each human brain existing today as a precious resource to realize this potential. I hope to:

1. Educate the world on mental flexibility, blend knowledge into a universal language to enhance people’s natural curiosity and ability to think big.

Why?  To overcome imagined limits so that prejudice, fear and discrimination become obsolete

2. Create human enhancements using ALL interdisciplinary knowledge and tools available. 

Why?  to allow humanity to keep up and co-evolve with its own brain products.

3. Help design an ergonomic habitat for the far-future humanity, both on and above Terra.

Why?   because our collective mind will always seek to conquer the impossible, and we owe the future humans the best of what we can do today. 



Avi Roy

- PhD student researching Aging, Mitochondria, and Regenerative Medicine - I currently write for The Conversation ( and I have written for The Guardian ( - Ringleader of the Oxford University Scientific Society - Co-conspirator at the Oxford Transhumanism and Emerging Technologies - Designing exciting events with the British Science Association Oxford - Advisory Board member at Lifeboat Foundation's Life Extension Board, and the Sustainability Board - Also, I am an Ultimate (frisbee) enthusiast - Yes, unfortunately that's me trying to catch the frisbee