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Unnatural selection : why the geeks will inherit the earth

Author: Mark Roeder
Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First North American editionView all editions and formats
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Argues that the new pressures placed on humanity skew towards technological savvy, resulting in a planet full of more intelligent people.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Roeder
ISBN: 9781628724356 1628724358
OCLC Number: 880808973
Description: xxxiii, 289 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The gift of weakness --
The Anthropocene : Life, but not as we know it ; A telluric force ; The digital greenhouse ; Home is where the hub is --
Unnatural selection : From beaks to brains ; Dandelions and orchids ; Neurodiversity ; Love at first byte ; Nature is nurture ; Geek heaven ; Mighty memes ; The epigentics revoution --
The rise of the Geek : What makes a geek? ; The purist (Geekus purizenicus) ; The financial geek ; The seeker ; The cyber geek ; The Amazonian ; The warrior geek ; The eros geek ; The political geek ; The gamer ; The late bloomer ; The app maker The cognitive revolution : Plastic brains ; Smart pills ; Mind your genes ; Neuro implants ; Augmented reality ; Artificial intelligence ; Democratizing intelligence --
Transcendence : Convergence ; Transhumanism --
Backlash : The wings of Icarus ; Losing touch ; The return of King Ludd ; The precautionary principle ; Valhalla (summary) ; a pale blue dot.
Responsibility: Mark Roeder.

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Argues that the new pressures placed on humanity skew towards technological savvy, resulting in a planet full of more intelligent people.

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 Unnatural Selection paints a compelling picture of human adaptability, identifying new traits within all of us that are helping us to survive and succeed in a climate-controlled world dominated by Read more...

 
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