Thanks, but I can see the view just fine from here.

Contributory Info: More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement

Publisher’s Weekly wrote of Naam’s book, More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement:

“In an excellent and comprehensive survey, Naam investigates a wide swath of cutting-edge techniques that in a few years may be as common as plastic surgery.  Genetic therapy for weight control isn’t that far off–it’s already being done with animals. Countless people who are blind, deaf or paralyzed will acquire the abilities that most people take for granted through advances in computer technology and understanding how the nervous system functions.”

The LA Times had this to say about More Than Human:

“Scientific and medical advances in the last 150 years have doubled average life spans in advanced countries; made historical curiosities of fearsome epidemic diseases; eliminated childhood scourges; turned fatal adult diseases into chronic illnesses to be “managed”; and changed the way we think about aging. But if you think these changes have pushed at our sense of what it means to be human, just wait for what will happen in the next 20 years.”

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