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05/06/2013 08:23 am ET Updated May 06, 2013

Body Enhancements & 'Hacking' Athleticism May Change The Future Face Of Sports (VIDEO)

Will the athletes of the future be scientifically optimized superhumans? It's not as far out as you might think.

Surgery, blood augmentation, and genetic modifications are all possible ways to enhance the human body and take our natural abilities to new heights. But how exactly would such "body hacking" work?

I had a chance to speak with Dr. Norman Fost, professor at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, and Dr. Hugh Herr, who heads the biomechatronics research group at the MIT Media Lab -- both are experts on performance enhancement.

Find out what they had to say in the video above and/or click the link below for a full transcript. And don't forget to sound off in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Come on, talk nerdy to me!

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