skip to content
Radical evolution : the promise and peril of enhancing our minds, our bodies--and what it means to be human Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Radical evolution : the promise and peril of enhancing our minds, our bodies--and what it means to be human

Author: Joel Garreau
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Broadway Books trade paperback edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Journalist Garreau shows us that we are at an inflection point in history: we are engineering the next stage of human evolution. Through advances in genetics, robotics, information and nanotechnologies, we are altering our minds, our memories, our metabolisms, our personalities, our progeny--and perhaps our very souls. Taking us behind the scenes, Garreau reveals that superpowers--from revved-up reflexes and speed,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Garreau
ISBN: 0767915038 9780767915038
OCLC Number: 68624303
Notes: First published: 2005.
Description: 384 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue: the future of human nature --
Be all you can be --
Heaven --
Hell --
Prevail --
Transcend --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Joel Garreau.

Abstract:

Journalist Garreau shows us that we are at an inflection point in history: we are engineering the next stage of human evolution. Through advances in genetics, robotics, information and nanotechnologies, we are altering our minds, our memories, our metabolisms, our personalities, our progeny--and perhaps our very souls. Taking us behind the scenes, Garreau reveals that superpowers--from revved-up reflexes and speed, to enhanced mental acuity and memory capabilities--already exist, or are in development in labs and research facilities. These enhancements will soon become part of our everyday lives. Will technology's promise to make us smarter, vanquish illness and extend our lives be the answer to our prayers? Or will unrestrained technology bring about the ultimate destruction of our species? With the insights of gifted thinkers and scientists who are making science fiction a reality, Garreau explores how these developments, in our lifetime, will affect everything from the way we date to the way we work, from how we think and act to how we fall in love.--From publisher description

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(1)

User lists with this item (2)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/68624303>
library:oclcnum"68624303"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/68624303>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1145197>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"Technology--Risk assessment"@en
schema:name"Technology--Risk assessment."@en
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"1st Broadway Books trade paperback ed."
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2006"
schema:description"Journalist Garreau shows us that we are at an inflection point in history: we are engineering the next stage of human evolution. Through advances in genetics, robotics, information and nanotechnologies, we are altering our minds, our memories, our metabolisms, our personalities, our progeny--and perhaps our very souls. Taking us behind the scenes, Garreau reveals that superpowers--from revved-up reflexes and speed, to enhanced mental acuity and memory capabilities--already exist, or are in development in labs and research facilities. These enhancements will soon become part of our everyday lives. Will technology's promise to make us smarter, vanquish illness and extend our lives be the answer to our prayers? Or will unrestrained technology bring about the ultimate destruction of our species? With the insights of gifted thinkers and scientists who are making science fiction a reality, Garreau explores how these developments, in our lifetime, will affect everything from the way we date to the way we work, from how we think and act to how we fall in love.--From publisher description"@en
schema:description"Prologue: the future of human nature -- Be all you can be -- Heaven -- Hell -- Prevail -- Transcend -- Epilogue."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/51939609>
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Radical evolution : the promise and peril of enhancing our minds, our bodies--and what it means to be human"@en
schema:numberOfPages"384"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.