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To be a machine: adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers, and the futurists solving the modest problem of death

To be a machine: adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers, and the futurists solving the modest problem of death

O'Connell, Mark, 1979- author

Mark O'Connell presents us with an exploration of transhumanism: its philosophical and scientific roots, its key players and possible futures. From charismatic techies seeking to enhance the body to immortalists who believe in the possibility of 'solving' death; from computer programmers quietly re-designing the world to vast competitive robotics conventions. O'Connell paints a vivid portrait of an international movement driven by strange and frequently disturbing ideas and practices, but whose obsession with transcending human limitations can be seen as a kind of cultural microcosm, a radical intensification of our broader faith in the power of technology as an engine of human progress

Book. English.
Published London: Granta, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Mark O'Connell
ISBN: 1783781963, 9781783781966
Physical Description: 234 pages ; 22 cm
Subject: Popular Science and Mathematics.; Human evolution Technological innovations.; Human-machine systems.; Popular Science.; Human-computer interaction.; Cyborgs.