"A powerful indictment of the anti-rationalist attitudes that are dominating our national policy today. Hughes brings together ideas from religion, history, science, bioethics, and politics in a unique way. The book sparkles with insights, challenges, and new ways of looking at the problems our society is facing today. He is a worthy guide to a more humane future." (John Lantos M.D., author of Do We Still Need Doctors)
"James Hughes is a sober, insightful, useful and optimistic thinker about the astonishing changes in store for human nature. Citizen Cyborg is an important contribution to the rapidly moving debate on human enhancement." (Joel Garreau, author of While God Wasn't Watching: The Future of Human Nature)
"A fascinating tour of the coming intersection of politics, nanotechnology, and biology, by the leading champion of Transhumanism. Anyone who wants to understand the tumultuous bio-politics of the next decade should read this book." (Gregory Pence, author of Who's Afraid of Human Cloning, Professor, Philosophy and School of Medicine, University of Alabama Medical School.)
"Citizen Cyborg is a must read for anyone seeking to understand the dangers posed by radical transhumanism. James Hughes's passionate and skilled advocacy forces us to confront the kind of society we want for ourselves and our children." (Wesley J. Smith, author of Consumer's Guide to a Brave New World and Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America)
The author has his own politcal beliefs and he does not shy away from expressing them.
I recommend "Citizen Cyborg" as an entertaining, challenging, and provocative exploration of the meaning of the post-human in modern American society.
Anyone who is interested in a glimpse of a better future for themselves and their children must get this book.
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Author James Hughes wrote in the introduction to this 2004 book, "This book argues that transhuman technologies that push the boundaries of humanness, can radically improve our... Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by Steven H Propp
This book is more about the politics of future technology than the technologies themselves.. The author has his own politcal beliefs and he does not shy away from expressing them. Read morePublished on March 14, 2012 by Fireman
This book offers a pragmatic breakdown of the human condition and how Singular tech is going to radically restructure society. Read morePublished on January 19, 2011 by Benjamin B. Pease
I loved this book, couldn't put it down. The author covers many important topics in regards to the past and future of human enhancement. Read morePublished on October 2, 2010 by A. Colon
This book is an excellent read if you are one who ponders about the intricate complexities that underlie concepts such as granting robots "personhood" and whether an individual... Read morePublished on December 6, 2009 by Christa Caesar
The biggest challenge with this book is its idealism. Which would be okay if it weren't for the fact that Hughes attacks this topic with such advocacy that you wonder if he thinks... Read morePublished on February 21, 2009 by Sniff Code
"James Hughes has written a profoundly important book for anyone seriously seeking to understand the real ethical and religious issues, and possibilities, that confront humanity... Read morePublished on October 12, 2005 by Peter H. Christiansen
a revealing book about the future. technology had created mankind and civilization. but in the future technology is going to create human transformation into transhumanity. Read morePublished on July 15, 2005 by David Ish Shalom