Beyond Human: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Extending Our by Eve Herold

By Eve Herold

Never earlier than within the heritage of medication has mankind confronted such wish and peril as these folks poised to embody the unconventional scientific applied sciences of at the present time.

Eve Herold's Beyond Human examines the clinical applied sciences taking form on the nexus of computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology, mobile and gene treatments, and robotics. those applied sciences will dramatically remodel our lives and make allowance us to reside for centuries. but, with those benefits come advanced useful and moral matters, a few of which we will expect, yet many we can't.

Beyond Human faucets the minds of medical professionals, scientists, and engineers engaged in constructing a number of recent applied sciences whereas telling the tales of a few of the sufferers courageously checking out the novel new remedies approximately to come back into the marketplace.

Beyond Human asks the tricky questions of the scientists and bioethicists who search to make sure that as bodies and brains turn into ever extra synthetic, we carry onto our humanity. during this new international, will every person have entry to technological miracles, or do we prove residing in an international of radical disparities? How will society accommodate existence spans that reach into hundreds and hundreds of years? do we and our descendants have the capacity to result in the dream of a destiny liberated by way of know-how, or do we turn out in basic terms serving the machines and units that preserve us fit, clever, younger, and alive?

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