Biotweaking – term derived from Greek word bios = life + English verb tweaking = fine-tuning or adjusting a complex system ( usually an electronic device ).
Tweaks are any small modifications intended to improve a system.
This term describes acts (or art) of improving biological organisms on any level,by available means, to exhibit and use their full potential.
It has its main roots, but differs, from :
• Biohacking / Biopunk – hobby biotechnology /design and construction of new biological functions and systems not found in nature
• Transhumanism – overcoming fundamental human limitations by the use of emerging (mostly theoretical) technologies
Main goal of biotweaking is to maximise and exhibit full potential of homo sapiens species, and pushing back boundaries of its abilities.
This goal can be reached by understanding and analysing every aspect of biological organisms by practical methods and scientific experimentation (with use of commercial or DIY tools and technologies), and applying those findings on biological organisms.
Anyone can do biotweaking and/or improve themselves by acquiring widely available knowledge, and applying it.
Biotweaking does not require institutions, diplomas, certificates, standards, protocols… just knowledge.
Workbench and some tools are a plus.
Biotweaking term was coined by Gjino Šutić to describe his work and philosophy in one word.