Here Be Dragons

Here Be Dragons

Science, Technology and the Future of Humanity

Book - 2016
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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
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780198723547
0198723547
Characteristics: ix, 278 pages ; 24 cm

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