Here Be Dragons: Science, Technology and the Future of Humanity

Hardcover | January 26, 2016

byOlle Haggstrom

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The 21st century will most likely see even more revolutionary changes than the 20th, due to advances in science, technology and medicine. Particular areas where extraordinary and perhaps disruptive advances can be expected include biotechnology, nanotechnology, and machine intelligence. We may also expect various ways to enhance human cognitive and other abilities using, e.g., pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering or machine-brain interfaces - perhaps to the extent of changing human nature beyond what we currently think of as human. The potential benefits of all these technologies are enormous, but so are the risks, including the possibility of human extinction.--

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The 21st century will most likely see even more revolutionary changes than the 20th, due to advances in science, technology and medicine. Particular areas where extraordinary and perhaps disruptive advances can be expected include biotechnology, nanotechnology, and machine intelligence. We may also expect various ways to enhance human ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.84 inPublished:January 26, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198723547

ISBN - 13:9780198723547

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