SciFriday: Posthumans, robot overlords, and transreligion

Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, is banking on a post-human future, developing products for a future filled with robots and post-humans who exist as disembodied neural patterns preserved in virtual reality. We also discuss “transreligions” such as the Terasem Movement, which believes death is optional and God is technological.

Also: Researchers try to grow human organs in pig embryos, another outbreak of listeria in the American food chain, and the antibacterial chemical triclosan detected in the urine of 70% of us.