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A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club
“Interviews with pioneers and participants in enhancement research, robotics and engineering, and informed perspectives on the theory, economics, and actuality of life extension, give Beyond Human the flavor of a tourist guide to the future, conducted by natives…. Serve[s] up a feast.”
“The simple title of this book belies its profundity—and its sense of humor. Besides an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of developments in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence, physicist Benford and biologist Malartre also address deeper questions about the relationship between the brain and the mind, as well as humankind’s nervous relationship with increasingly sophisticated machines.”
This book's thesis is a beastly, dangerous idea, to think that machines can someday exceed humans. It is a narrow, materialistic, mechanistic worldview that ignores basic human... Read morePublished on April 1, 2010 by Dr. Lee W. Bailey
When the future "that's closer than you think" gets just a little closer, this book will be the Crash Course Companion guide to go with it. Read morePublished on March 22, 2009 by Sniff Code