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Dr. Sharad P. Paul is a skin cancer surgeon, academic, skincare expert, evolutionary biologist, storyteller and social entrepreneur. He is currently a Fellow of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, and a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, and is on the faculty of several institutions. Dr. Paul has written, fiction, nonfiction, poetry and a medical textbook. His first novel, Cool Cut it was re-released in an extended version by Harper Collins as The Kite Flyers in 2014.  Dr. Paul has served on the National Commission of UNESCO, and teaches creative writing to disadvantaged children with the Baci Foundation, a charitable trust he founded. He has received numerous awards, including, New Zealand Medical Association’s highest honor, the Chair’s Award. Dr. Paul is the co-author (with Dr. Robert A. Norman) of The Last Natural Man: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? (Springer), an exploration of cultural evolution, and the meaning of the word natural. Mankind is at the crossroads of a major transformation. This may be the last generation that is not partially or fully bionic. In The Last Natural Man the authors discuss a paradigm shift for all of humanity― future man will have many attractive qualities—many, artificial. We may share a future of great discoveries and wonderful changes.  But are these changes all for the good? What will being human mean?