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Transcedence

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781938875090
Author(s): R U Sirius
Format: Paperback
Year: 2015
Publisher: Disinformation Company
Dimensions: 152 x 23 x 229 (w x l x h)
Pages: 288

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Transhumanism is an international movement that advocates the use of science and technology to overcome the 'natural' limitations experienced by humanity.
Beyond ending ageing, gaining greater intelligence and conquering the stars, any transhumanist looks forward to a plethora of other alterations to what has been the ordinary human condition, among them: * the Singularity - the creation of machine intelligences that exceed the capacities of our biological brains * radical robotics and the end of economic scarcity and boring labour * the ability to replicate individual minds and put them into solid-state bodies or virtual environments * improved physiological strength, sexual pleasure and the intentional mutation of the human body * the ever-increasing interconnectedness and empowerment of humans via ever-faster and more powerful communications technology and, with it, the potential for vastly more productive and creative group minds * individual control over mental and emotional states for enhancing functionalities and/or ecstasies In nearly ninety A-Z entries, TRANSCENDENCE provides a multi-layered look at the accelerating advances in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, genomics, information technology, nanotechnology, neuroscience, space exploration, synthetic biology, robotics and virtual worlds.
Entries range from Cloning and Cyborg Feminism to Designer Babies to Memory-Editing Drugs. In addition, the book notes historical predece
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