This Hybrid Age, then, is the frontier of the Information Age. We will witness how humans co-evolve with technology, making ourselves the template for advances in medicine, prosthetics, neuroscience and other fields. And we’re turning into a man-machine civilisation, as robots, avatars and even humanoids become ordinary social and professional actors in our lives. Technology will shape us as much as we shape it.

Parag Khanna (visiting fellow of LSE Ideas and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilisation) in "So long, information age. Hello, hybrid age" for WIRED UK