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By Eve Herold

ISBN-10: 0312375212

ISBN-13: 9780312375218

Never ahead of within the historical past of drugs has mankind confronted such desire and peril as these people poised to include the novel clinical applied sciences of this present day.

Eve Herold's Beyond Human examines the clinical applied sciences taking form on the nexus of computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology, mobile and gene cures, and robotics. those applied sciences will dramatically remodel our lives and make allowance us to reside for centuries. but, with those benefits come advanced useful and moral concerns, a few of which we will expect, yet many we won't.

Beyond Human faucets the minds of medical professionals, scientists, and engineers engaged in constructing a number of latest applied sciences whereas telling the tales of a few of the sufferers courageously checking out the unconventional new remedies approximately to come back into the marketplace.

Beyond Human asks the tough questions of the scientists and bioethicists who search to make sure that as bodies and brains develop into ever extra man made, we carry onto our humanity. during this new global, will every person have entry to technological miracles, or can we turn out dwelling in a global of radical disparities? How will society accommodate existence spans that reach into hundreds of thousands of years? can we and our descendants be capable to result in the dream of a destiny liberated by means of know-how, or can we turn out in basic terms serving the machines and units that continue us fit, clever, younger, and alive?

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