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Beyond human : how cutting-edge science is extending our lives / Eve Herold.

Herold, Eve, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Princeton Public Library - Princeton 174.2 Her (Text) 30890000615516 New Adult Materials Upper level Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 174.2 HER (Text) 31951004134075 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 12/13/2016

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  • ISBN: 9780312375218
  • ISBN: 0312375212
  • Physical Description: 291 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-277) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: When humans and technology merge -- "Better than the heart I was born with" -- The race to beat kidney, lung, and liver disease -- Got diabetes? There's an app for that -- Jump-started by the U.S. military -- Building a better brain -- The ageless society -- The age of social robots -- Just don't call it transhumanism.
Summary, etc.: "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. 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 more 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? "-- Provided by publisher.
"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. TransHuman: Extending the Frontiers of Human Life and Longevity 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. TransHuman 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. TransHuman asks the difficult questions of the scientists and bioethicists who seek to ensure that as our bodies and brains become ever more 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?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Human reproductive technology > Moral and ethical aspects
Bioethics

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