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Make Way for the Superhumans

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 416 Nombre de pages
Informationen zum Autor Michael Bess is a specialist in 20th- and 21st-century Europe, with a particular interest in the social an... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Michael Bess is a specialist in 20th- and 21st-century Europe, with a particular interest in the social and cultural impacts of technological change. He is the author of three other books, one of which, The Light Green Society (U Chicago Press, 2003) won the George Perkins Marsh prize (2004) of the American Society for Environmental History and an Honorable Mention (2004) from the Pinkney Prize committee of the Society for French Historical Studies. Klappentext An in-depth study of the evolving science of bio-enhancement, from robotic implants that restore sight to the blind, to performance enhancing drugs that build muscles and improve concentration. Suggests ways of dealing with this technology before it gets out of control. Zusammenfassung Biomedical research is changing the both the format and the functions of human beings. Very soon the human race will be faced with a choice: do we join in with the enhancement or not? Make Way for the Superhumans looks at how far this technology has come and what aims and ambitions it has.From robotic implants that restore sight to the blind, to performance enhancing drugs that build muscles, improve concentration, and maintain erections, bio-enhancement has already made massive advances. Humans have already developed the technology to transmit thoughts and actions brain-to-brain using only a computer interface.By the time our grandchildren are born, they will be presented with the option to significantly alter and redesign their bodies.  Make Way for the Superhumans is the only book that poses the questions that need answering now: suggesting real, practical ways of dealing with this technology before it reaches a point where it can no longer be controlled.

Auteur
Michael Bess is a specialist in 20th- and 21st-century Europe, with a particular interest in the social and cultural impacts of technological change. He is the author of three other books, one of which, The Light Green Society (U Chicago Press, 2003) won the George Perkins Marsh prize (2004) of the American Society for Environmental History and an Honorable Mention (2004) from the Pinkney Prize committee of the Society for French Historical Studies.

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An in-depth study of the evolving science of bio-enhancement, from robotic implants that restore sight to the blind, to performance enhancing drugs that build muscles and improve concentration. Suggests ways of dealing with this technology before it gets out of control.



Résumé
An in-depth survey of the evolving science of bio-enhancement: where we are now and how to deal with it.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Make Way for the Superhumans
Sous-titre: How the science of bio enhancement is transforming our world, and how we need to deal with it
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Code EAN: 9781785781773
ISBN: 1785781774
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 416
Poids: 383g
Taille: H197mm x B128mm x T38mm
Année: 2017