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RADICAL EVOLUTION: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies--and What It Means to Be a Human

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An eye-opening exploration of how cutting-edge 21st-century technologies, in embryonic form right now, pose the stark alternatives of a real-life Utopia or Brave New World.Information power has been doubling every 18 months or so, at an exponential rate of change, and computer breakthroughs are also producing innovations in biology. The result is that four interrelated technologies—genetic ... Read full review

Review: Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies and What It Means to Be Human

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Curtis Edmonds

Joel Garreau's provocative new book, RADICAL EVOLUTION, begins with a thought experiment. Sometime in the future, your young daughter returns from her first year at law school. She comes home talking not about torts or civil procedure or the Rule in Shelley's Case, but about her classmates. And these classmates, as it turns out, are a bit different. Many of them have been, in some way or another ... Read full review

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Review: Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human

User Review  - Connor - Goodreads

I'm not sure if it is because this book was written nearly 10 years ago, or because I philosophically disagree with the author, or for some other reason that I can't put my finger on, but I really did ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ubiquitousbastard - Goodreads

Okay, I guess there was some "evolution" to this, but I kind of would have been more interested in the discussion of gene manipulation or selection and what kind of different types would be used first ... Read full review

Review: Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human

User Review  - Goodreads

I met the author before I started reading this and he turns out to be one of those people you hear loud and clear through his prose. In Joel's case, that's a great thing. He brings a great sense of ... Read full review

Review: Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human

User Review  - Ed Finn - Goodreads

I met the author before I started reading this and he turns out to be one of those people you hear loud and clear through his prose. In Joel's case, that's a great thing. He brings a great sense of ... Read full review

Review: Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human

User Review  - Goodreads

Dated and overly sensationalized. The one redeeming aspect of this book is its bibliography, which links to more fascinating and less sensational sources of information about the future. Read full review

Review: Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human

User Review  - James Tharpe - Goodreads

Dated and overly sensationalized. The one redeeming aspect of this book is its bibliography, which links to more fascinating and less sensational sources of information about the future. Read full review

Review: Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human

User Review  - James Cambias - Goodreads

Radical Evolution is a look at how rapid and fundamental advances in technology could produce enormous changes in human life and even in what we define as "human" in a relatively short time. It's by ... Read full review

Review: Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human

User Review  - Kasia - Goodreads

great book about how modern technologies can change culture ;) Read full review

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