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The transhumanist reader : classical and contemporary essays on the science, technology, and philosophy of the human future

Author: Max More; Natasha Vita-More
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
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The rapid pace of emerging technologies is playing an increasingly important role in overcoming fundamental human limitations. Featuring core writings by seminal thinkers in the speculative possibilities of the posthuman condition, essays address key philosophical arguments for and against human enhancement, explore the inevitability of life extension, and consider possible solutions to the growing issues of social  Read more...
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Transhumanist reader.
Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
(DLC) 2012050378
(OCoLC)811003220
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max More; Natasha Vita-More
ISBN: 9781118555965 1118555961 9781118555927 1118555929 9781118555996 1118555996
OCLC Number: 829706585
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 460 pages)
Contents: pt. I. Roots and core themes --
pt. II. Human enhancement : the somatic sphere --
pt. III. Human enhancement : the cognitive sphere --
pt. IV. Core technologies --
pt. V. Engines of life : identity and beyond death --
pt. VI. Enhanced decision-making --
pt. VII. Biopolitics and policy --
pt. VIII. Future trajectories : singularity --
pt. IX. The world's most dangerous idea.
Responsibility: edited by Max More and Natasha Vita-More.

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The first authoritative and comprehensive survey of the origins and current state of transhumanist thinking The rapid pace of emerging technologies is playing an increasingly important role in  Read more...

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