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An absorbing and informative look at possible enhanced humans of the future
Includes lively descriptions of imaginary - though plausible - scenarios, often alluding to science fiction of the past
Special attention given to cloning and to bio printing, the growth of organs in the lab
When not helping to train astronauts, the author has written widely on space exploration and is an expert on a wide range of future technologies
Beyond Human is an informative and accessible guide for all those interested in the developing sciences of genetic engineering, bioprinting, and human cloning. Illustrating the ideas with reference to well-known science fiction films and novels, the author provides a unique insight into and understanding of how genetic manipulation, cloning, and other novel bio-technologies will one day allow us to redesign our species. It also addresses the legitimate concerns about “playing God”, while at the same time embracing the positive aspects of the scientific trajectory that will lead to our transhuman future.
Content Level »Popular/general
Keywords »Bioprinting and Tissue Fabrication - Blade Runner Replicant - Ethics of Genetic Intervention - Germline Engineering - Human Cloning - Human Genetic Engineering - Posthuman Evolution - Transhuman Evolution