Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition has ratings and 27 reviews. Jason said: I got depressed to tears reading Bill McKibben’s Enough: S. How does a Great Mambo Chicken come about anyway? Well, some scientists were sitting around wandering what was so great about living in one-G. Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition by Ed Regis, Viking, pp , £ What is a great mambo chicken? Well, it’s what you.
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Jun 08, James Tolson rated it liked it. If three-score-and-ten years leave you breathless with boredom, why shoot for a millennium-long lifespan? Greay read this book a number of years ago now too many to think about, really but loved how it explored concepts that were then on the fringes of extreme science.
The book neither went into depth technically which is finenor into depth analyzing the people it discusses. Oct 06, Karlheinz Kobras rated it it was amazing. They wanted to re-create Creation. Tne Ed Regis as your guide, walk the fine line between science fact and fiction on this freewheeling and riotously funny tour through some of the most serious science there is.
Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition: Science Slightly Over The Edge
Why shouldn’t we play God, if it would ensure the survival of our species? The bulk of the book follows a handful of people who wanted to make the impossible, possible. The primary difference being that this Mercury Team has replaced crew-cut polish with a fair bit of counter-culture flair.
And then nothing happened for like two decades, and then it all came true?
October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Wasn’t the best idea to read this book on an airplane, especially the section was a little disturbing which related to the otherwise hilarious rocket experiments – all in all it’s a very entertaining book about crazy – but also very interesting – inventors and their experiments, transhumanist approaches and theories.
So if we can come up with ways to fix Nature, to improve upon it, to upgrade it, why not give it granshuman go? Apr 15, Todd rated it really liked it.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Of course, some of these thinkers aren’t just possessed of hubris.
Want to Read qnd. And indeed that sort of hubristic style of chucken is basically the main theme of the book. What is the psychology behind that? Check the used books sold through Amazon.
Spread out across the stars and galaxies? Eric Drexler Christine Peterson J. It’s ‘people have hubris but can back it up with science, awesome! That said, it is a nice indicator, that we actually did make some progress in the past 20 years. Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition is, ostensibly, about fringe science, and all the cool, clever ideas that still seem more science fiction than fact.
Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition: Aug 28, Rick rated it it was amazing Shelves: This has to be one of the most interesting, mmbo and weirdest science books I’ve ever read. Take for instance an author named Tom Heppenheimer who ckndition in the book Colonies in Space that Native Americans would find in space colonies a new homeland to replace the one that white folks stole from them: I guess this is what happens when those midnight hookah circle discussions of being a brain in a jar go horribly awry.
Dec 20, Tamas Kalman rated it it was amazing. Will they change “human nature” nanotechnologically? I read this one about 10 or 15 years ago.
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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Sep 30, Swati rated it really liked it. A website showing some of his workincluding many of the covers he made for the LRBis now online. The sort of people who looked at the nature of things and thought to themselves, Well, we could probably do better. Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata.
Jul 15, Jason rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 26, David rated it really liked it.
ajd Berry discusses the infinitesimal beauty of the living world and talks about being able to explore almost infinitely the details of a single tree in our own back yard. This is, after all, the fundamental premise of nanotechnology which seeks to replicate nature’s means of building stuff atom by atom.
Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition : Ed Regis :
But he tells us this through the lives of the scientists and I may be using that term loosely for some of these people. Back cover copy Enter the gray area between overheated imagination and overheated reality, and meet a network of scientists bent on creating artificial life forms, building time machines, hatching plans for dismantling the sun, enclosing the solar system in a cosmic eggshell, and faxing human minds to the far side of the galaxy. Molecular assembler Molecular machine Mechanosynthesis Mechanochemistry Nanorobotics Self-replicating machine Productive nanosystems Grey goo Exploratory engineering Carbon nanotube nanomotor Utility fog Ecophagy Starseed launcher.
Maybe the answer, chilling as it is, is both. We can’t even figure out how to live in peace with one another on the earth we share and how to feed every mouth with the food we already grow. Though by today’s standards the book is very dated written in Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days When will my order arrive?