Do robots make love? : from AI to immortality--understanding transhumanism in 12 questions / Laurent Alexandre & Jean-Michel Besnier
- Language Note:
- Translated from the French.
- Should the human race be improved? -- Will the human race have to change the way it reproduces? -- Can technology fix everything? -- Will we all be cyborgs tomorrow? -- Can you make love with a robot? -- Do we want to live to a thousand? -- Is transhumanism just another kind of eugenics? -- Is artificial intelligence going to kill off mankind? -- What is at stake economically? -- Do we need to pass some laws? -- Have we anything to fear from a 'brave new world'? -- How far should our research go?
- Through 12 thought-provoking questions, a philosopher and a scientist explore the real-world ramifications of transhumanism - the tech movement that seeks to improve the human condition through science. Discover the incredible potential of mankind's near future as a Doctor and a Philosopher debate the big questions surrounding the incredible potential of transhumanism. This movement - that seeks to improve the human condition through science - has fast become one of the most controversial the scientific community have ever faced. As scientists in California make great strides in using advanced technology to enhance human intellect and physiology, the ethical and moral questions surrounding its possibilities have never been more pressing. Should we change the way we reproduce? Could we enhance the human body with technology to the point where we are all technically cyborgs? Is it possible to make love to a robot? Doctor and entrepreneur Laurent Alexandre and tech-philosopher Jean Michel Besnier go head to head on the big questions in an entertaining and thought-provoking debate on the fundamental principles of transhumanism.
- 9781788400701 (hardback), 1788400704 (hardback), and 9781788400725 (ePub ebook)
- Originally published in France as: Les robots font-ils l'amour? : Le transhumanisme en 12 questions.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-139) and index.
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