Souls, Slavery and Survival in the Molenotech Age: An Alien's Vision / Edition 1

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Overview

Imagine a world in which microscopic procreating robots are sent into the human body with the mission of detecting cancer cells, disassembling them, and sending them out into the bloodstream as waste products. Then imagine similar robots in the hands of a sinister force that decides to turn an entire continent into gray dust. Science fiction or reality?. "This "Alien's Vision" argues that molecular nanotechnology, machine intelligence, and global digitalization might combine to accomplish these attractive and horrifying feats within the next ten years. This will cause miraculous enhancements to the lives of some and force others to face the question of how to survive.. "Souls, Slavery, and Survival in the Molenotech Age envisions the near-term evolution of a ruling class who have god-like powers of creation and destruction, a holocaust that could subsequently face most of us, and suggests ways for overcoming these risks to enjoy a bright future.. "Religious, spiritual, and scientific people will find this book important for thinking about human self-concepts and values.
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Sten, who has worked as a software and hardware developer, and now teaches mathematics in the California state university system, describes new technologies being developed and how it would be possible for a few god-like members of a technologically powerful ruling elite to have the ability to create or destroy entire populations. He suggests that molecular nanotechnology, machine intelligence, and global digitalization could combine either for the great benefit or total destruction of the world as we know it. Along the way, he incorporates suggestions for overcoming the risks and bringing about the best in human evolution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557787798
  • Publisher: Paragon House Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Lin Sten is a developer of software and hardware, a communications analyst, a poet, scientist, writer of screenplays, and now a nonfiction author.

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Table of Contents

Acronym List
Preface
Introduction
Ch. 1 Evolving Technological Capability 1
Ch. 2 Future Technological Dependence 37
Ch. 3 New Alliances 77
Ch. 4 New Battlegrounds 89
Ch. 5 The Ruling Class 133
Ch. 6 Cabals 141
Ch. 7 Blindness 149
Ch. 8 Sacrifice 183
Ch. 9 Global Holocaust 207
Ch. 10 Summary 225
Ch. 11 Epilogue - Hope 229
Bibliography 237
Index 242
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