Our Posthuman Future
Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution Main
By (author) Francis Fukuyama
Our Posthuman Future by Francis Fukuyama
Book DescriptionIs a baby whose personality has been chosen from a gene supermarket still a human? If we choose what we create what happens to morality? Is this the end of human nature? The dramatic advances in DNA technology over the last few years are the stuff of science fiction. It is now not only possible to clone human beings it is happening. For the first time since the creation of the earth four billion years ago, or the emergence of mankind 10 million years ago, people will be able to choose their children's' sex, height, colour, personality traits and intelligence. It will even be possible to create 'superhumans' by mixing human genes with those of other animals for extra strength or longevity. But is this desirable? What are the moral and political consequences? Will it mean anything to talk about 'human nature' any more? Is this the end of human beings? Our Posthuman Future is a passionate analysis of the greatest political and moral problem ever to face the human race.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781861974952
(198mm x 127mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Francis Fukuyama
End of History and the Last Man, Paperback (October 2012)
Boldly outlining the challenges and problems to face modern liberal democracies, the author examines what had just happened and then speculates what was going to come next. He tackles religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war.
Origins of Political Order, Paperback (April 2012)View all books by Francis Fukuyama
If we are to understand the politics that we now take for granted, we need to understand its origins. This book examines the paths that different societies have taken to reach their current forms of political order. It starts with the very beginning of mankind and comes right up to the eve of the French and American revolutions.
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Author Biography - Francis Fukuyama
Francis Fukuyama is the author of The End of History, Trust, The Great Disruption, Our Posthuman Future and State Building. All have been international bestsellers, translated and published in many languages. They have also been hugely influential. Fukuyama is in constant demand around the world in the media and as a speaker. He is Professor of International Political Economy at John Hopkins University.
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