To Be A Machine

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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.

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WINNER OF THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE 2018Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2017A stunning new non-fiction voice tackles an urgent question… what next for mankind?’Troubling and humorous, this is one of my current give-it-to-everyone books – I buy six copies at a time’Jeanette Winterson

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Weight0.18 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.5 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

241

Language

English

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Dewey

599.938 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K