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The Resource Beyond human : how cutting-edge science is extending our lives, Eve Herold

Beyond human : how cutting-edge science is extending our lives, Eve Herold

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Beyond human : how cutting-edge science is extending our lives
Title
Beyond human
Title remainder
how cutting-edge science is extending our lives
Statement of responsibility
Eve Herold
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Never before in the history of medicine has mankind faced such hope and peril as those of us poised to embrace the radical medical technologies of today. Beyond Human examines the medical technologies taking shape at the nexus of computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology, cellular and gene therapies, and robotics. These technologies will dramatically transform our lives and allow us to live for hundreds of years. Yet, with these blessings come complicated practical and ethical issues, some of which we can predict, but many we cannot. Beyond Human taps the minds of doctors, scientists, and engineers engaged in developing a host of new technologies while telling the stories of some of the patients courageously testing the radical new treatments about to come into the market. Beyond Human asks the difficult questions of the scientists and bioethicists who seek to ensure that as our bodies and brains become ever more artificial, we hold onto our humanity. In this new world, will everyone have access to technological miracles, or will we end up living in a world of radical disparities? How will society accommodate life spans that extend into hundreds of years? Will we and our descendants be able to bring about the dream of a future liberated by technology, or will we end up merely serving the machines and devices that keep us healthy, smart, young, and alive? "--
  • "Never before in the history of medicine has mankind faced such hope and peril as those of us poised to embrace the radical medical technologies of today. TransHuman: Extending the Frontiers of Human Life and Longevity examines the medical technologies taking shape at the nexus of computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology, cellular and gene therapies, and robotics. These technologies will dramatically transform our lives and allow us to live for hundreds of years. Yet, with these blessings come complicated practical and ethical issues, some of which we can predict, but many we cannot. TransHuman taps the minds of doctors, scientists, and engineers engaged in developing a host of new technologies while telling the stories of some of the patients courageously testing the radical new treatments about to come into the market. TransHuman asks the difficult questions of the scientists and bioethicists who seek to ensure that as our bodies and brains become ever more artificial, we hold onto our humanity. In this new world, will everyone have access to technological miracles, or will we end up living in a world of radical disparities? How will society accommodate life spans that extend into hundreds of years? Will we and our descendants be able to bring about the dream of a future liberated by technology, or will we end up merely serving the machines and devices that keep us healthy, smart, young, and alive?"--
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Herold, Eve
Dewey number
174.2
Index
index present
LC call number
RG133.5
LC item number
.H47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 H-772
  • QT 36
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Bioethics
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Bioethics
  • Robotics
  • SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Bioethics
  • Human reproductive technology
Label
Beyond human : how cutting-edge science is extending our lives, Eve Herold
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-277) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When humans and technology merge -- "Better than the heart I was born with" -- The race to beat kidney, lung, and liver disease -- Got diabetes? There's an app for that -- Jump-started by the U.S. military -- Building a better brain -- The ageless society -- The age of social robots -- Just don't call it transhumanism
Control code
ocn918994482
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780312375218
Lccn
2016002479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312375218
  • (OCoLC)918994482
Label
Beyond human : how cutting-edge science is extending our lives, Eve Herold
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
When humans and technology merge -- "Better than the heart I was born with" -- The race to beat kidney, lung, and liver disease -- Got diabetes? There's an app for that -- Jump-started by the U.S. military -- Building a better brain -- The ageless society -- The age of social robots -- Just don't call it transhumanism
Control code
ocn918994482
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780312375218
Lccn
2016002479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312375218
  • (OCoLC)918994482

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