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Conserving Humanity at the Dawn of Posthuman Technology

Authors: Carvalko, Joseph M.

  • Explores the influence advancing technology might have on our understanding of innovation, artistry, and the meaning of human existence
    Outlines future directions of posthuman technological development and the ethical issues surrounding that development
    Considers the social responsibility of technologists to actively address the ethical and moral questions related to their field

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About this book

This volume examines the latest scientific and technological developments likely to shape our post-human future. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the author argues that we stand at the precipice of an evolutionary change caused by genetic engineering and anatomically embedded digital and informational technologies. The author delves into current scientific initiatives that will lead to the emergence of super smart individuals with unique creative capacities. He draws on technology, psychology and philosophy to consider humans-as-they-are relative to autonomy, creativity, and their place in a future shared with ‘post humans.’ The author discusses the current state of bioethics and technology law, both which policymakers, beset by a torrent of revolutionary advances in bioengineering, are attempting to steer. Significantly, Carvalko addresses why we must both preserve the narratives that brought us to this moment and continue to express our humanity through, music, art, and literature, to ensure that, as a uniquely creative species, we don’t simply vanish in the ether of an evolution brought about by our own technology.

About the authors

Joseph R. Carvalko Jr. is an American technologist, academic, patent lawyer, and writer. As an inventor and engineer, he has been awarded sixteen U.S. patents in various fields. He has authored academic books, articles, and fiction throughout his career. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University, School of Law, teaching Law, Science and Technology; Chairman, Technology and Ethics Working Research Group, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University; member, IEEE, Society on Social Implications of Technology; summer faculty member, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University.

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eBook 59,49 €
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  • Due: January 3, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26407-9
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Softcover 72,79 €
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  • Due: January 3, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26406-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conserving Humanity at the Dawn of Posthuman Technology
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26407-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26407-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-26406-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 401
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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