Engineering the Human: Human Enhancement Between Fiction and Fascination

Engineering the Human: Human Enhancement Between Fiction and Fascination


the amount is number of articles treating the subject of human improvement/enhancement from numerous views – philosophical, literary, scientific, genetic, sociological, felony and so on. The chapters during this quantity deal with not just these elements that almost all instantly spring to mind whilst one thinks of ‘human enhancement’, similar to genetic engineering, cloning, man made implants and synthetic intelligence and so forth. a bit of much less noticeable points contain evolutionary views in reference to the prolongation of the human lifespan, cosmetic surgery seeing that its beginnings, and questions equivalent to no matter if the excellence among ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ can quite be drawn in any respect and the way it's been conceived around the a long time, or what the felony implications are of contemporary advancements and methods. Many papers make hyperlinks to the illustration of those advancements in pop culture, from Jules Verne via Aldous Huxley to the motion picture Gattaca, handle the hopes and fears that include them in addition to the query how lifelike those are. whereas all chapters are written by way of scientists on the overseas best in their respective fields, all are available to a non-specialist viewers and eminently readable. We think that they signify a state-of-the paintings evaluation of questions which are of curiosity to a wide viewers. The e-book hence objectives a non-specialist viewers with an curiosity in philosophical, sociological, medical and felony matters excited about either conventional and up to date concerns about the hope of mankind to enhance itself, the human physique, the human brain and the human situation. it truly is targeted in that it brings jointly most of these facets inside of a coherent and cohesive assortment.

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