By J. Benjamin Hurlbut, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Humans have constantly imagined larger futures. From the need to beat loss of life to the aspiration to dominion over the realm, imaginations of the technological destiny demonstrate the commitments, values, and norms of these who build them. this day, the human destiny is thrown into query by way of rising applied sciences that promise radical keep watch over over human lifestyles and elicit corollary imaginations of human perfectibility. This interdisciplinary quantity assembles students of technology and expertise experiences, sociology, philosophy, theology, ethics, and background to envision imaginations of technological growth that gives you to go beyond the limitations of human physique and being. Attending specifically to transhumanist and posthumanist visions, the quantity breaks new flooring through exploring their utopian and eschatological dimensions and situating them inside a broader context of rules, associations, and practices of innovation. the quantity invitations experts and normal readers to discover the stakes of up to date imaginations of technological innovation as a resource of development, a strength of social and old transformation, and because the defining essence of human life.