Future sports may be more interesting than a sci-fi thriller movie from Marvel

Future sports may be more interesting than a sci-fi thriller movie from Marvel

Rio Olympics saw a double-digit decrease in the TV viewership compared to London Olympics held in 2012.

The Olympic games do not seem to excite the worldwide audiences anymore. No big records are broken in these games now. Most records seem to have been established about 1-3 decades ago. Athletes are training better now, but they are unable to beat the world records. Quite possibly, we have reached the limits of human physical ability.

Olympics, in particular, and sports, in general, are gearing up for a big change. We are entering a transhuman phase, where human body will evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations, especially by means of science and technology.

Humans will acquire increased strength, agility, and flexibility using technologies like exoskeletons. They will be able to run faster, jump higher and lift heavier weights, something like superheros in sci-fi movies.

We saw a teaser trailer of future Olympics in the Cybathlon held in Zurich earlier this month.

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