Citizen Cyborg

Citizen Cyborg

by James Hughes
     
 

Argues that technologies pushing the boundaries of humanness can radically improve our quality of life - IF they are controlled democratically and made equally available in a liberal societySee more details below

Overview

Argues that technologies pushing the boundaries of humanness can radically improve our quality of life - IF they are controlled democratically and made equally available in a liberal society

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813341989
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/25/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
362
Sales rank:
934,334
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

1Better living through science and democracy3
2Controlling the body11
3Living longer23
4Getting smarter33
5Being happier43
6From future shock to biopolitics55
7Cyborg citizenship75
8Defenders of natural law107
9Left-wing bioluddites125
10Upwingers, extropians and transhumanists155
11Democratic transhumanism187
12Transhuman democracy221
13Defending the future241
14A sexy, high-tech vision for a radically democratic future259

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