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To Be a Machine

Adventures among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death

To Be a Machine( )
Author: O'Connell, Mark
Publication Date:Feb 2017
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.95
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"This gonzo-journalistic exploration of the Silicon Valley techno-utopians' pursuit of escaping mortality is a breezy romp full of colorful characters." --New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) Transhumanism is a movement pushing the limits of our bodies--our capabilities, intelligence, and lifespans--in the hopes that, through technology, we can become something better than ourselves. It has found support among Silicon Valley billionaires and some of...
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O'Connell, Mark (Author)
Mark O'Connell is an Irish author and teacher, born in 1979 and based in Dublin. He earned his PhD in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin. His academic work on, John Banville's Narcissistic Fiction, was published in 2013. From 2011 to 2012 he was an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College and taught contemporary literature. His debut book, To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death, was published in 2017 and won for him the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize.


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