TransHuman: Extending the Frontiers of Human Life and Longevity examines the medical technologies taking shape at the nexus of computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology, cellular and gene therapies, and robotics.
These technologies will dramatically transform our lives and allow us to live for hundreds of years.
Yet, with these blessings come complicated practical and ethical issues, some of which we can predict, but many we cannot.
TransHuman taps the minds of doctors, scientists, and engineers engaged in developing a host of new technologies while telling the stories of some of the patients courageously testing the radical new treatments about to come into the market.
TransHuman asks the difficult questions of the scientists and bioethicists who seek to ensure that as our bodies and brains become ever more artificial, we hold onto our humanity.
In this new world, will everyone have access to technological miracles, or will we end up living in a world of radical disparities?
How will society accommodate life spans that extend into hundreds of years?Will we and our descendants be able to bring about the dream of a future liberated by technology, or will we end up merely serving the machines and devices that keep us healthy, smart, young, and alive?
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
- Publication Date: 18/08/2016
- Category: Ethical issues & debates
- ISBN: 9780312375218