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Unnatural Selection: The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's People

Abstract:

With ever-advancing scientific understanding and technological capabilities, humanity stands on the brink of the potential next stage of evolution: evolution engineered by us. Nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science offer the possibility to enhance human performance, lengthen life-span and reshape our inherited physical, cognitive and emotional identities. But with this promise come huge risks, complex choices and fundamental ethical questions: about evolut...

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Publisher:
Earthscan
Publication date:
2008-12-01
UUID:
uuid:6e34167e-c03c-44a4-b851-dbaecb216eab
Local pid:
oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:96
Deposit date:
2011-05-18

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