In the early 21st century, the advances of science, followed by technology, have been very impressive and opened up hither to unthought-of prospects in every domain.Scientific “Previsionists” believe it will lay the foundation for deep changes in the human being. This is in no way a matter of science fiction but rather rational and foreseeable extrapolations of many recent results in various scientific fields. Will Man become a mutating GMO, a humanoid robot, a hybrid of both? Will his life be extended much longer or even indefinitely? Will he reproduce in vitro in the near future? These are questions we should begin to ask now, for our children will likely experience these changes, but our grandchildren will live in a quite different world.
Contents:Today, the Facts:How Did We Get There?NanotechnologiesSoftware and InformationThe Biological WorldBrain and the Cognitive ScienceHope or Despair?:Some Considerations about a Possible FutureTowards What Kind of ResearchCould Man Change or Disappear?Towards a Zero Defect Man?Is God to Survive Science?Conclusion: The Crystal Bowl Readership: This book will be of interest for anyone who is curious about future evolution of homo sapiens and advances of technologies.Key Features:This book is in some way a compilation of the recent results in various fields of scientific research which can affect our way of living in a near future. It is not science-fiction but rather possible-science. These results have given rise to many publications, all restricted in their respective specialty. The attempt here is to gather all the matter and try to question about the global future involvement of our destinies. In that way it could be, to my knowledge, the only referenceThis book is an English, improved and up-dated version of a previous French version (the title is “L'Homme survivra-t-il à la Science?”), already published (2013) by Edilivre (France). A dedicated Internet site can be found at: www.singulariteavenir.frThis book refers to a wealth of references to previous papers (books, press articles, Internet etc …). The author is a “Professor Emeritus” from the University of Montpellier II (France). A devoted preface was given by Professor Pierre Ambroise-Thomas, formerly President of the French Medicine Academy