Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age by Chris Hables Gray

By Chris Hables Gray

The becoming synergy of people and technology--from dialysis to genetically altered meals to puppy scans--is remodeling how we view our minds and bodies. yet how has it replaced the physique politic? How do we forge a society that protects the rights of human and cyborg alike?

The author of the cult vintage Cyborg Handbook, Chris Hables grey, now deals the 1st consultant to "posthuman" politics, framing the most important concerns which could threaten or brighten our technological destiny. For stable or sick, politics has already been cyborged in ways in which contact us all: online balloting gives you to alter who participates. Wars are gained on video displays. Biotechnological advances-- cloning, sexual prostheses, gene patents--are redefining existence, dying, and family members in ways in which pressure the social agreement. within the face of those advances, visions of the cyborg destiny variety from the utopian to the nightmarish, from a non secular super-race transcending the body's confines to a soulless Borg eating human individuality.

Only with a wide, traditionally wealthy and ethically grounded realizing of those concerns, grey argues, will we wrestle the threats to our freedom or even our survival. a piece of imaginative and prescient and mind's eye, Cyborg Citizen lays the foundation for the participatory evolution of our society.

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