Unnatural Selection: The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's People (The Earthscan Science in Society Series)

Unnatural Selection: The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's People (The Earthscan Science in Society Series)


With ever-advancing clinical knowing and technological services, humanity stands close to the capability subsequent level of evolution: evolution engineered through us. Nanotechnology, biotechnology, details know-how and cognitive technological know-how supply the chance to augment human functionality, extend life-span and reshape our inherited actual, cognitive and emotional identities. yet with this promise come large dangers, advanced offerings and basic moral questions: approximately evolution; approximately what it truly is to be human; and approximately regulate over, and the distribution of advantages from, new expertise. Written by means of more than a few specialists in technology, know-how, bioethics and social technology, Unnatural choice examines the variety of technological ideas supplying lives that purport to be longer, more desirable, smarter and happier, and asks no matter if their advent is probably going to steer to extra fulfilled contributors and a fairer global. The breadth of ways and views make vital examining for a person who cares concerning the implications of humanity engineering its personal evolution.

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