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Make way for the superhumans : how the science of bio-enhancement is transforming our world, and how we need to deal with it / Michael Bess.

Author:
Bess, Michael [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[London: Icon Books, 2016]
Description:
298 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliographic references:
Includes filmography (page 217) bibliographical references (pages 218-228, 232-285) and index.
Contents:
Envisioning the future : between the Jetsons and the singularity -- Pharmaceuticals -- Bioelectronics -- Genetics and epigenetics -- Wildcards : nanotechnology, artifical intelligence, robotics, synthetic biology -- Should we reengineer the human condition? -- Who gets enhanced? -- A fragmenting species? : cultural preferences inscribed into biology -- If I ran the zoo : adventures along the plant-animal-human-machine borderlands -- Mechanization of the self -- Turbocharging moral character -- Shared intimacies : monitoring and transmitting mental information -- Virtual reality and (yawn) this other reality -- Till death do us no longer part : implications of extremely long health spans -- New sounds for the old guitar : sex, food, privacy, the arts, warfare -- Why extreme modifications should be postponed : or, the singularity can wait -- Humane values in a world of modern enhancements -- What you and I can do today -- Enhancing humility : some concluding thoughts.
Subject(s):
Biomedical engineeringMoral and ethical aspects [Browse]
Other title(s):
  • Make way for the super humans
  • How the science of bio-enhancement is transforming our world, and how we need to deal with it
ISBN:
  • 9781785781018 (paperback)
  • 1785781014 (paperback)
OCLC:
956766142
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