The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

By Max More, Natasha Vita-More

The first authoritative and finished survey of the origins and present kingdom of transhumanist thinking

The fast velocity of rising applied sciences is enjoying an more and more vital position in overcoming primary human obstacles. that includes middle writings via seminal thinkers within the speculative chances of the posthuman , essays deal with key philosophical arguments for and opposed to human enhancement, discover the inevitability of existence extension, and view attainable strategies to the starting to be problems with social and moral implications and matters. Edited by way of the the world over acclaimed founders of the philosophy and social flow of transhumanism, The Transhumanist Reader is an imperative consultant to our present kingdom of information of the search to extend the frontiers of human nature.

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