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Technophobia!: Science Fiction Visions of Posthuman Technology

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Techno-heaven or techno-hell? If you believe many scientists working in the emerging fields of twenty-first-century technology, the future is blissfully bright. Initially, human bodies will be perfected through genetic manipulation and the fusion of human and machine; later, human beings will completely shed the shackles of pain, disease, and even death, as human minds are ...more
Paperback, 341 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by University of Texas Press
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Silvio Curtis
May 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
Considering that the author is a college professor and the publisher is an academic press, this is a shamefully shallow book. The introduction and first chapter are a thirty-page rant against transhumanists and similar techno-utopians. The other chapters are basically a list with summaries of science fiction movies and books that treat futuristic technology in a negative or positive light. Dinello is interested in only one thing about these works, whether they are dystopian - that is, they're wi ...more
Alyssa Watson
I think this book was made for me- for anyone with an academic-level interest in scifi and the moral conflicts of the future. Thought-provoking and an easy read. He explores various possible moral stances on topics as wide as cybernetics, the singularity, cloning, designer babies and a host of other moral conflicts explored in scifi but condensed and compared with one book. Theologians and philosophers may be reading this book if and when scifi tech becomes reality.
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Jul 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I was so impressed by this that I bought my own copy, after borrowing it from the library. It covers a lot of real life science developments, and is a useful guide to SF themes.
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