Would You Become an Immortal Machine?
Submitted by liz on Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:00pm
In his latest post for "13.7 Cosmos & Culture," Marcelo Gleiser, the Appleton Professor of Natural Philosophy, discusses transhumanism and the book To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death by Marc O'Connell. "Whatever your choice, transhumanism is here to stay. Don't believe me? Look at your smart phone: the world at your fingertips, its apps an extension of yourself, your digital persona, your connectivity to the global community," says Gleiser. "Imagine the angst of not having one for one or two days, a sense of loss, of loneliness."
Read the full story, published on 3/22/17 on NPR's Cosmos & Culture blog.