Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human

Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human

Joel Garreau


Taking us behind the curtain with today’s premiere researchers and pioneers, bestselling writer Joel Garreau exhibits that we're at a turning element in history.  At this second we're engineering the subsequent degree of human evolution.  via advances in genetic, robot, info, and nanotechnologies, we're changing our minds, our thoughts, our metabolisms, our personalities, our progeny–and probably our very souls.  Radical Evolution unearths that the powers of our comic-book superheroes exist already, or are in improvement in hospitals, labs, and study amenities round the country–from the revved-up reflexes and velocity of Spider-Man and Superman, to the improved psychological acuity and reminiscence services of a complicated species. Over the following fifteen years, Garreau makes transparent during this New York Times publication membership most appropriate choice, those improvements turns into a part of our daily lives. the place will they lead us? To heaven–where technology’s promise to make us smarter, vanquish affliction, and expand our lives is the reply to our prayers? Or, as a few argue, to hell–where unrestrained expertise brings concerning the final destruction of our species?

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