Technoprog « All technological prowess to live longer, healthier and happier. »

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technoprog  « All technological prowess to live longer, healthier and happier. »

Didier Coeurnelle, Marc Roux

We are on the verge of the greatest breakthrough in our history: our species now has the means determine the course of its own evolution, to manipulate the very substance of life, cognitive abilities, time, and to change the world. Transhumanism, as an intellectual movement, advocates for the ethical use of science and technology to enhance human capacities, allowing for centuries-long, or even indefinite, lifespan. As a disruptive transformation of mankind, this movement conjures hope and utopian thinking as much as it does specters and concerns. With a limpid sobriety, Didier Coeurnelle and Marc Roux retrace the history of transhumanism, its promises, controversies, excesses, objectives, prospects and its program for the future of humanity. They describe every enhancement and a wide range of technological advancements to live longer, healthier and happier: brain-computer interfaces, man and machine merging, cyborgs, 3D bioprinting, cognitive enhancement, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnologies, biotechnologies, cognitive science, and more.

This book guides us through a compassionate technoprogressivism, which answers to social, environmental and health issues. It provides a framework to explore issues in economics, ecology, education, health, democracy and society as a whole. TECHNOPROG is an essential tool to understand current developments, a compass for this world to come. The future of human identity is now in our hands.

« All technological prowess to live longer, healthier and happier. »

The authors:

Didier Coeurnelle is spokesman of the French Transhumanist Association (AFT Technoprog), co-chair of HEALES (Healthy Life Extension Society), member of the board of the International Longevity Alliance and a progressive and ecologist activist. Marc is a trained historian, co-founder and chair of the the French Transhumanist Association (AFT Technoprog), and an affiliate scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET).

 

Spring 2016

Paperback, 224 p., 18 euros

978-2-36405-128-7

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