Friday, March 25, 2005

Technoman

I finally finished Kass's book the other day and was duly moved by it. I recommend to anyone who is going to consider or wonder about the implications that technology can have on society and on the nature of humanity. It is, of course, more geared towards bioethics (cloning, stem cell research, "right to die"), but the general theme of looking at technology with the dignity of the human life in mind is a useful idea to gain and develop. Technology has a huge impact on how we look at the world and knowing how it changes us is important in deciding how useful/desirable it really is.

People looking for a book that probably takes the complete opposite viewpoint as Kass (and probably doesn't address any of the questions he raises about the relationship of man and technology) ought to check out "More Than Human" - I intend to.

I'm working on some thoughts now on nanotechnology and humanity leaving the evolution regime behind that I'll have some preliminary thoughts on in a couple of days.

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