Our Posthuman Future

Our Posthuman Future : The Political Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution

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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? Post Human Society is a passionate analysis of the greatest political and moral problem ever to face the human race.show more

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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 158 x 236 x 28mm | 557.92g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1861972970
  • 9781861972972

About Francis Fukuyama

Francis Fukuyama is the author of The End of History, Trust and The Great Disruption. 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.show more

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