Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Posthuman Condition: Consciousness Beyond the Brain by Julian Pepperell

Synthetic creativity, organic computers, genetic modification, intelligent machines - such ideas are deeply challenging to many of our traditional assumptions about human uniqueness and superiority. But, ironically, it is our very capacity for technological invention that has secured us so dominant a position in the world which may lead ultimately to (as some have put it) 'The End of Man'. The Posthuman Condition argues that such issues are difficult to tackle given the concepts of human existence that we have inherited from humanism, many of which can no longer be sustained.

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