Jacket Image



Beyond Human: How Cutting-Edge Science Is Extending Our Lives

Eve Herold

List price £18.99 Add to basket
Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9780312375218
Published:
01 Sep 2016
Publisher:
Macmillan
Dimensions:
304 pages - 236 x 154 x 26mm

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?

An in-depth look at how scientific breakthroughs and technology can help us overcome our failings - both physical and mental and will soon transform humans into an entirely new species.

Never before in the history of medicine has mankind faced such hope and peril as those of us poised to embrace the radical medical technologies of today.

You might also be interested in..

« Back