• Title: Beyond Human: How Cutting Edge Science is Extending Our Lives
  • Author: Eve Herold
  • ISBN: 9780312375218
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beyond Human How Cutting Edge Science is Extending Our Lives 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 Eve Herold s Beyond Human examines the medical
    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.Eve Herold s 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 dramaticNever 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.Eve Herold s 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 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

    One Reply to “Beyond Human: How Cutting Edge Science is Extending Our Lives”

    1. This was a fascinating read discussing the rapid advancements occurring in the field of medicine and their ethical implications. The author discusses developments which previously would only have been believed possible within the realms of science fiction. For the full review visit bookerworm

    2. I received this book as part of the "" giveaway program.This book really delves deep into the current rapidly advancing developments in the field of medicine and along with the ethical implications that are very prevalent in todays society. The technology available and being worked on is straight out of a science fiction novel. While many of these treatments may enhance and prolong the life of an individual, many ethical issues evolve around leading edge medicine.The impressive part of this book [...]

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