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Radical Evolution

The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Crown Publishing Group
 | 
May, 2006
ISBN:
9780767915038
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Publisher’s Description: 

Taking us behind the scenes with todays foremost researchers and pioneers, bestselling author Joel Garreau shows that we are at a turning point in history. At this moment we are engineering the next stage of human evolution. Through advances in genetic, robotic, information, and nanotechnologies, we are altering our minds, our memories, our metabolisms, our personalities, our progenyand perhaps our very souls. Radical Evolution reveals that the powers of our comic-book superheroes already exist, or are in development in hospitals, labs, and research facilities around the countryfrom the revved-up reflexes and speed of Spider-Man and Superman, to the enhanced mental acuity and memory capabilities of an advanced species. Over the next fifteen years, Garreau makes clear in this New York Times Book Club premiere selection, these enhancements will become part of our everyday lives. Where will they lead us? To heavenwhere technologys promise to make us smarter, vanquish illness, and extend our lives is the answer to our prayers? Or, as some argue, to hellwhere unrestrained technology brings about the ultimate destruction of our species?

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