New PDF release: Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age

By Chris Hables Gray

ISBN-10: 0415919789

ISBN-13: 9780415919784

ISBN-10: 0415919797

ISBN-13: 9780415919791

The turning out to be synergy of people and technology--from dialysis to genetically altered meals to puppy scans--is reworking how we view our minds and bodies. yet how has it replaced the physique politic? How do we forge a society that protects the rights of human and cyborg alike?

The author of the cult vintage Cyborg Handbook, Chris Hables grey, now bargains the 1st advisor to "posthuman" politics, framing the most important matters which may threaten or brighten our technological destiny. For sturdy or unwell, politics has already been cyborged in ways in which contact us all: online vote casting grants to alter who participates. Wars are received on video displays. Biotechnological advances-- cloning, sexual prostheses, gene patents--are redefining existence, loss of life, and relations in ways in which pressure the social agreement. within the face of those advances, visions of the cyborg destiny variety from the utopian to the nightmarish, from a religious super-race transcending the body's confines to a soulless Borg eating human individuality.

Only with a huge, traditionally wealthy and ethically grounded knowing of those matters, grey argues, do we strive against the threats to our freedom or even our survival. a piece of imaginative and prescient and mind's eye, Cyborg Citizen lays the basis for the participatory evolution of our society.

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