The Resource Do robots make love? : from AI to immortality - understanding transhumanism in 12 questions, Laurent Alexandre & Jean-Michel Besnier

Do robots make love? : from AI to immortality - understanding transhumanism in 12 questions, Laurent Alexandre & Jean-Michel Besnier

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Do robots make love? : from AI to immortality - understanding transhumanism in 12 questions
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Do robots make love?
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from AI to immortality - understanding transhumanism in 12 questions
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Laurent Alexandre & Jean-Michel Besnier
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Through 12 thought-provoking questions, a philosopher and a scientist explore the real-world ramifications of transhumanism - the tech movement that seeks to improve the human condition through science. This movement has fast become one of the most controversial the scientific community have ever faced. As scientists in California make great strides in using advanced technology to enhance human intellect and physiology, the ethical and moral questions surrounding its possibilities have never been more pressing. Should we change the way we reproduce? Could we enhance the human body with technology to the point where we are all technically cyborgs? Is it possible to make love to a robot? Doctor and entrepreneur Laurent Alexandre and tech-philosopher Jean Michel Besnier go head to head on the big questions in a thought-provoking debate on the fundamental principles of transhumanism
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Alexandre, Laurent
Dewey number
128
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index present
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non fiction
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Besnier, Jean-Michel
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  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Technology
  • Human evolution
  • Humanism
  • Technological innovations
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adult
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Do robots make love? : from AI to immortality - understanding transhumanism in 12 questions, Laurent Alexandre & Jean-Michel Besnier
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  • Originally published in France as: Les robots font-ils l'amour? : Le transhumanisme en 12 questions
  • Translated from the French
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-139) and index
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21 cm.
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143 pages
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9781788400701
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(hardback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • on1048428848
  • (OCoLC)1048428848
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Do robots make love? : from AI to immortality - understanding transhumanism in 12 questions, Laurent Alexandre & Jean-Michel Besnier
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in France as: Les robots font-ils l'amour? : Le transhumanisme en 12 questions
  • Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9781788400701
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1048428848
  • (OCoLC)1048428848

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