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A thought-provoking study of the integration of the fields of biology and technology examines the cutting-edge breakthroughs that can transform the human race, analyzing the ethical dilemmas posed by twenty-first-century science and celebrating the potential of these controversial technologies. 25,000 first printing.

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RAMEZ NAAM helped develop two of the most widely used pieces of software in the world—Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Outlook. He serves as an advisor to several technology associations and speaks frequently at technology and futures conferences. He lives in Seattle.

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· A man, blind for twenty years, can see when he puts on a pair of glasses connected to electrodes in his brain.
· Gene therapy allows a young woman born with "bubble boy" disease to live normally among her peers.
· Life-extension techniques promise to increase human life span by forty years or more.
It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but these are true phenomena that have recently become hot topics in mainstream media. But while technology is enhancing the lives of many, it has also created a host of controversial capabilities, ranging from cloning to genetic engineering.

Distilling the most cutting-edge achievements being made in labs around the world, BETTER THAN HUMAN offers an exciting tour of the way technology is impacting our lives. Throughout this remarkable trip, Ramez Naam shares an impassioned vision for the future, with revealing insight into the ethical dilemmas posed by twenty-first-century science. Encouraging us to celebrate rather than fear these innovations, his powerful book separates fact from myth with elegant lucidity, arguing that these controversial technologies have the power to transform the human race for the better.

BETTER THAN HUMAN offers much-needed wisdom in the raging debates between technophobes and technophiles, and everyone else seeking to understand the marvelous possibilities that arise when mind meets machine.

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