To Be a Machine

In To Be a Machine, journalist Mark O'Connell explores the staggering possibilities and moral quandaries that present themselves when you of think of your body as a device.

To Be a Machine

To Be a Machine

“This gonzo-journalistic exploration of the Silicon Valley techno-utopians’ pursuit of escaping mortality is a breezy romp full of colorful characters.” —New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) Transhumanism is a movement pushing the limits of our bodies—our capabilities, intelligence, and lifespans—in the hopes that, through technology, we can become something better than ourselves. It has found support among Silicon Valley billionaires and some of the world’s biggest businesses. In To Be a Machine, journalist Mark O'Connell explores the staggering possibilities and moral quandaries that present themselves when you of think of your body as a device. He visits the world's foremost cryonics facility to witness how some have chosen to forestall death. He discovers an underground collective of biohackers, implanting electronics under their skin to enhance their senses. He meets a team of scientists urgently investigating how to protect mankind from artificial superintelligence. Where is our obsession with technology leading us? What does the rise of AI mean not just for our offices and homes, but for our humanity? Could the technologies we create to help us eventually bring us to harm? Addressing these questions, O'Connell presents a profound, provocative, often laugh-out-loud-funny look at an influential movement. In investigating what it means to be a machine, he offers a surprising meditation on what it means to be human.

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To Be a Machine
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Mark O'Connell
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-28 - Publisher: Anchor

“This gonzo-journalistic exploration of the Silicon Valley techno-utopians’ pursuit of escaping mortality is a breezy romp full of colorful characters.” —New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) Transhumanism is a movement pushing the limits of our bodies—our capabilities, intelligence, and lifespans—in the hopes that, through technology, we can become something
Man a Machine. Translated from the French of the Marquis d'Argens [or rather from “L'Homme machine” by J. J. Offray de la Mettrie].
Language: en
Pages: 87
Authors: Jean Baptiste de BOYER (Marquis d'Argens.)
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 1749 - Publisher:

Books about Man a Machine. Translated from the French of the Marquis d'Argens [or rather from “L'Homme machine” by J. J. Offray de la Mettrie].
A Machine That Would Go of Itself
Language: en
Pages: 532
Authors: Michael G. Kammen
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Puliter Prie-winning historian Michael Kammen examines the cultural impact of the Constitution on the United States, explores the Constitutions place in the public consciousness and its role as a symbol in American life from ratification in 1788 to our own time, and expounds on what the Constitution has meant to
Concepts and Techniques of Machine Safeguarding
Language: en
Pages: 73
Authors: Banks G. Mitchum
Categories: Factories
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980 - Publisher:

Books about Concepts and Techniques of Machine Safeguarding
Andy Warhol & Eduardo Paolozzi - I Want to be a Machine
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Banks G. Mitchum
Categories: Factories
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher:

Books about Andy Warhol & Eduardo Paolozzi - I Want to be a Machine

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