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Beyond Human: Living with Robots and Cyborgs

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Would your body work better with some artificial parts? Will you live longer, perhaps a lot longer, than you now expect?  The next decade promises another qualitative shift in the way we view technology, as once purely fictional concepts—robots, cyborg parts, and the many variations in between—become part of reality.

Beyond Human treats the landscape of human self-change and robotic development as poles of the same phenomenon. Can we go too far in making ourselves machine-like or making machines resemble us? Once made, what will such creatures think about us? These questions will arise in myriad ways in the next few decades, as we press against boundaries that a short while ago existed only in works of the imagination. Written in a lively and provocative style, this is a readable book about the accumulation of small scientific advances that add up to something large and challenging.

Synopsis:

Live longer, live stronger, with scientific enhancements and the wonders of technology

About the Author

Gregory Benford and Elizabeth Malartre both teach at the University of California and live in Irvine, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765310835
Author:
Benford, Gregory
Publisher:
Forge
Author:
Malartre, Elisabeth
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Robotics
Subject:
Cybernetics
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.618 in 0.68 lb

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