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The politics of emerging strategic technologies : implications for geopolitics, human enhancement and human destiny

Author: Nayef R F Al-Rodhan
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: St. Antony's series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines key trends in emerging strategic technologies and the implications for geopolitics and human dignity. Al-Rodhan argues that future evolution into transhumans is inevitable. In preparation,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nayef R F Al-Rodhan
ISBN: 9780230290846 0230290841
OCLC Number: 694832936
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 339 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: General Introduction --
PART I: EMERGING STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGIES --
GEOPOLITICAL IMPLICATIONS --
Introduction --
Information and Communications Technology (ITC) --
Energy and Climate Change --
Health Care --
Biotechnology --
Nanotechnology --
Materials Science --
Artificial Intelligence --
Conclusions of Part I --
PART II: EMERGING STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGIES --
HUMAN ENHANCEMENT, DIGNITY AND DESTINY IMPLICATIONS --
Introduction --
Human Enhancement: The Nature of the Debate --
The Science and Technology of Human Enhancement --
The Geopolitics of Human Enhancement: Applying the 'Multi-Sum Security Principle' --
Criteria for a Regulatory Framework on Human Enhancement --
Conclusions of Part II --
General Conclusions.
Series Title: St. Antony's series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan.

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