Here Be Dragons
Science, Technology and the Future of HumanityBook - 2016
The 21st century will most likely see even more revolutionary changes than the 20th, due to advances in science, technology and medicine. Particular areas where extraordinary and perhaps disruptive advances can be expected include biotechnology, nanotechnology, and machine intelligence. We may also expect various ways to enhance human cognitive and other abilities using, e.g., pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering or machine-brain interfaces - perhaps to the extent of changing human nature beyond what we currently think of as human. The potential benefits of all these technologies are enormous, but so are the risks, including the possibility of human extinction.-- Source other than Library of Congress.
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ;, New York :, Oxford University Press,, 2016
Edition: First edition
Call Number: 303.483 H1229h
Characteristics: ix, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Science, technology and the future of humanity