During this booklet, the subject of human enhancement is mentioned from quite a few views – genetic, scientific, philosophical, literary, sociological, and criminal. It addresses not just these features that the majority instantly spring to mind while one thinks of ‘human enhancement,’ akin to genetic engineering, cloning, man made implants and synthetic intelligence, but in addition much less seen elements together with evolutionary views in reference to the prolongation of the human lifespan, cosmetic surgery for the reason that its beginnings, and questions reminiscent of even if the excellence among ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ can quite be drawn in any respect and the way it's been conceived around the a long time, or what the felony implications of modern advancements and methods are.

Many chapters draw parallels to the illustration of those advancements in pop culture, from Jules Verne via Aldous Huxley to the motion picture Gattaca, addressing the hopes and fears that they mirror besides the query of the way reasonable they're. whereas all chapters have been written via scientists on the best in their respective fields, all are obtainable to a non-specialist viewers and eminently readable. They signify a state-of-the artwork evaluate of questions which are of curiosity to a wide viewers. The publication hence goals a non-specialist viewers with an curiosity in philosophical, sociological, clinical and criminal concerns desirous about either conventional and up to date concerns about the hope of mankind to enhance itself. it truly is targeted in that it brings jointly a lot of these facets inside a coherent and cohesive paintings.

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