Enhancing Me

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Science is developing more and more potential for human beings toenhance themselves. The pace of change is rapid, and some peopleare already warning that we are heading for a post-human futurepopulated by ever-lasting, self-sustaining intelligence systemsinto which the contents of a human mind have been poured... Is this true? In Enhancing Me, Pete Moore examines the ways inwhich technology can change our bodies, our brains, our emotions,and how long we live. He talks to people who have actually been'enhanced' to find out what it's like and how beneficial it is; andto the experts to find out what the future holds - including a lookat some of the more controversial, headline-grabbing claims. He also looks at what drives us to want to be 'superhuman', and theconsequences for the individual and society alike: * If you could live forever, would you want to? * If you could download your mind onto a computer, would youstill be you? * Should we insert chips into our children, so we can track wherethey are? * Should we force violent criminals to have mood-controllingbrain implants? * Would you want technology to improve your memory... or helpyou forget? If you've ever wondered - or worried - about the pace at whichtechnology is progressing, then this book will give you aneye-opening glimpse of the future in this fascinating field. About the author Pete Moore has been a freelance science writer since 1993, andspecialises in making 'academish' intelligible to people who onlyspeak English! He has received seven national awards for his work,and has appeared on radio and television on 50 different occasions,discussing his books and related news events. He is a publicspeaker and a member of Toastmasters International; as well as afellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a visiting lecturer in ethicsat Trinity College Bristol, and a course tutor on the ScienceCommunication MSc at the University of the West of England,Bristol.



Auteur
Peter Moore has been a freelance science writer since 1993, and Specialises in making 'academish' intelligible to people who only speak English! He's received six national awards for his work, and has made numerous appearances on radio and television. Pete is also a public speaker and a member of toastmasters International, as well as a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a visiting lecturer in ethics at Trinity College Bristol, and a course tutor on the Science Communication MSc at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

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In Enhancing Me, Pete Moore examines the ways in which technology can change our bodies, our brains, our emotions, and our longevity. He talks to people who claim to have been 'enhanced' to find out what it's like and how beneficial it is; and to the experts to find out what the future holds - including a look at some of the more controversial, headline-grabbing claims. The book also looks at what drives us to want to be 'superhuman', and the consequences for the individual and society alike.

Should we insert chips into our children, so we can track where they are?

If you could live forever, would you want to?

If you could download your mind onto a computer, would it 'become' you?

Should we force violent criminals to have mood-controlling brain implants?

Would you want technology to improve your memory... or help you forget?

Discover. Question. Provoke.



Contenu
Introduction.

Section I: Longer Than Life.

1. Techno Fixes.

2. Maintain and Repair.

3. Uploading.

Section II: Brighter Than Life.

4. Let's Stretch.

5. In Touch with the Brain.

6. Maxing Memory.

Section III: Better Than Life.

7. Conformity in Enhancement.

8. Adding Technology.

9. Better and Beyond.

Section IV: Faster Than Life.

10. Restoring Function.

11. Doping - Drugs and Genes.

12. Sporting Superhumans.

Section V: Hype or Hope?

Index.

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Détails sur le produit

Titre
Enhancing Me
Sous-titre
The Hope and the Hype of Human Enhancement
Auteur
EAN
9780470699997
ISBN
978-0-470-69999-7
Format
eBook (pdf)
Producteur
Wiley
Editeur
Wiley
Genre
Sciences naturelles en général
Parution
27.05.2008
Protection contre la copie numérique
Adobe DRM
Taille de fichier
49.14 MB
Nombre de pages
276
Année
2008
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