Living With Robots And Cyborgs
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Would your body work better with some artificial parts?
Will you live longer, perhaps a lot longer, than you now
expect? Â The next decade promises another qualitative
shift in the way we view technology, as once purely
fictional conceptsâ€”robots, cyborg parts, and the many
variations in betweenâ€”become part of reality.Beyond
HumanÂ treats the landscape of human self-change and
robotic development as poles of the same phenomenon. Can
we go too far in making ourselves machine-like or making
machines resemble us? Once made, what will such creatures
think about us? These questions will arise in myriad ways
in the next few decades, as we press against boundaries
that a short while ago existed only in works of the
imagination. Written in a lively and provocative style,
this is a readable book about the accumulation of small
scientific advances that add up to something large and
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