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    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, color, personality traits and intelligence. It will even be possible to create 'super humans' 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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    Title
    Our Posthuman Future
    Subtitle
    Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Francis Fukuyama
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 225 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781861974952
    ISBN 10: 1861974957
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PSAK1, PDZ, PDR
    DC21: 303.483
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000, SOC000000, TEC052000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI010000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QH442.2
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: PDR, PSAK, PDZ, PSAX
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    03 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    'Deep and searching...explores human nature with his customary brilliance' Michael Gove, the Times