This book made me think about a subject I really knew nothing about that I should know something about because I am living in this important time in our World.
To sum it all the author advocates for a romantic, idyllic worldview that cannot exist anymore and never existed at all in fact, except in nostalgia and fantasy.
Although an interesting and well written book, I cannot refrain from commenting (as Mr. McKibben politely did) on the conclusions drawn in Gregory Stock's book.
This book contains documented research on what science can already do and where trends are heading.
The bigger questions once one has read this:
1) Should we create what... Read more
I get the impression the author didn't understand the subject he's writing about. He treats technology as an evil and human condition as sacred. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Julian Vargas
This book made me think about a subject I really knew nothing about that I should know something about because I am living in this important time in our World. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Beverly J. Ruff
Live forever is near possible. Is that great or has technology taken us too far? Enough?
In the days of yore it was believed that a man could live longer if he used a golden... Read more
Some reviewers give this book five stars because they agree with its arguments, others one star because they consider McKibben a Luddite. Read morePublished on March 4, 2012 by Al Sheppard
In this book, McKibben argues that humanity needs to shut down large chunks of two areas of technology: stemline genetics research and nanotechnology/robotics. Read morePublished on September 6, 2008 by Arthur Digbee
One point that has not been made yet which I feel is pertinent is the question of disease. Namely, what purpose has disease served in directing the adaptation of humans? Read morePublished on December 11, 2007 by Christine Taylor
McKibben has turned simplicity, primitivism and that universal longing railed against almost every aspect of modern American life - television, marketing, the environment,... Read morePublished on July 27, 2007 by Avid Reader
McKibben has some valid points and questions regarding germiline genetic engineering, unfortunately his stong naturist bias diminsh his credibility. Read morePublished on July 1, 2007 by E. Monzalvo