"More Than Human" Book Review by write123

"More Than Human"
A critical review of Ramez Naam's book "More Than Human".
# 105477 | 1,471 words | 0 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 08, 2008 in Biology (Biotechnology) , Biology (Genetics)

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This paper examines how Ramez Naam, in his book "More Than Human", looks at technologies that exist today or will soon exist that will impact how society will progress in the future. The paper looks at how Naam argues that biotechnology will dramatically enhance our lives by providing a variety of different benefits to the human race. The paper also looks at Naam's discussion of gene therapy and shows how he provides no real evidence to support his claims. In addition, the paper discusses how Naam ignores obvious moral and ethical issues and clearly offers a very biased approach towards biological enhancements.

From the Paper:

"There are many different types of abilities that Naam talks about in his book. He discuses how biological enhancements such as nanotechnology will soon enhance our ability to fight diseases as well as implications of technology to extend the human lifespan far beyond current levels. A lot of his book deals with how humans can find ways to increase their intelligence and alter their current personalities through genetic changes and computer implantation. All of his arguments are presented very well with a lot of documented research. The focus of his book is clearly on the benefits of technology; he does not spend any time devoted to the problems that this type of technology could mean for the rest of us, and most specifically the ethical considerations of this technology."

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