We Have Always Been Cyborgs
  • Author : Sorgner, Stefan Lorenz
  • Release Date : 04 November 2021
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9781529219227

Download or read book entitled We Have Always Been Cyborgs written by Sorgner, Stefan Lorenz and published by Policy Press online. This book was released on 04 November 2021 with total pages 240. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The concept of transhumanism emerged in the middle of the 20th century, and has influenced discussions around AI, brain–computer interfaces, genetic technologies and life extension. Despite its enduring influence in the public imagination, a fully developed philosophy of transhumanism has not yet been presented. In this new book, leading philosopher Stefan Lorenz Sorgner explores the critical issues that link transhumanism with digitalization, gene technologies and ethics. He examines the history and meaning of transhumanism and asks bold questions about human perfection, cyborgs, genetically enhanced entities, and uploaded minds. Offering insightful reflections on values, norms and utopia, this will be an important guide for readers interested in contemporary digital culture, gene ethics, and policy making.