Will technology usher in a new future—or have we gone too far?
Unprecedented developments in bioengineering, biotechnology, and biomedicine—breakthroughs that could improve the lives of people with debilitating diseases and injuries—can also serve as stepping-stones to technologies that can enhance human beings and alter human nature, raising fears about how biotechnologies could be misused.
Should we discourage advances in biotechnology and bioengineering that can be used for human enhancement? Or should we take control of our own “evolution” and usher in a posthuman age? Is there another option?
In Humans 2.0, authors Fazale “Fuz” Rana and Kenneth Richard Samples open a window to the new world of human enhancement technologies and transhumanism—their promises, potential, and pitfalls.
“What would it mean for humanity if technology’s advances merged with the human passion to be superhuman? Would we play God to extend our lives indefinitely or create genetically modified ‘designer babies’? If we could, should we? Showing how to examine these and other questions is an ambitious—and successful—endeavor of this book. It culminates in a reflection on how the desire for a complete human merging with technology—transhumanism—bears an unexpected relationship to the Christian gospel. Everyone concerned about the future of ‘human enhancement’ and its serious implications should read this book now while the crucial decisions to be made are still in our power to make.”
–Mark R. Perez, Philosopher of Science