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To be a machine : adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers, and the futurists solving the modest problem of death
To be a machine : adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers, and the futurists solving the modest problem of death
O'Connell, Mark, 1979-2018
Articles
Mark O'Connell presents us with an exploration of transhumanism: its philosophical and scientific roots, its key players and possible futures. From charismatic techies seeking to enhance the body to immortalists who believe in the possibility of 'solving' death; from computer programmers quietly re-designing the world to vast competitive robotics conventions. O'Connell paints a vivid portrait of an international movement driven by strange and frequently disturbing ideas and practices, but whose obsession with transcending human limitations can be seen as a kind of cultural microcosm, a radical intensification of our broader faith in the power of technology as an engine of human progress.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Granta, 2018.
Collation:
241 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2017.Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9781783781980 (pbk)
Dewey class:
599.938
Local class:
599.938
Language:
English
BRN:
2627672
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