Sorry, couldn't resist (it being July 4th and all). But just read this fascinating report about Stephen Hawking's perspective on human evolution. Short take: it's not all about genetics and yes, we are entering a new age of e-quarius, or at least one in which human evolution/development are more in our control then ever before.
All of which, of course, relates to my ponderings, a few months back, about whether we're living in a new age.
Tip o' the mug to Julian Edward, via Twitter.