What is transhumanism? What is AI? How are scientists developing ways to reach immortality? And should we even want to live forever? These questions are tackled as part of the Whats the Issue? series—aimed at pre-teen and teens tackling current subjects, with a focus on critical thinking and debate, and forming one's own informed opinions.
What is transhumanism? What is AI? Are these good developments or bad ones? How might immortality be possible? And should we even want to live forever? Get the facts and make up your own mind on these and more questions related to enhanced human potential with Future Humans, part of the new Whats the Issue? series. What does it really mean to be human? In the future, might we be forced to rethink the answer? In this fascinating book, explore these questions through topics like:
• Prosthetics and implants
• Plastic surgery
• Performance drugs
• External memory
• Genetic modifications
• Smart drugs (cognitive enhancers)
The Whats the Issue? series tackles engaging, thought-provoking subjects chosen from the headlines and public debates. Whats the Issue? asks ‘what's all the fuss about?', presents the key facts, reviews what's at stake in each case and weighs the pros and cons. The goal of the series is to help young people understand difficult concepts, provide them with the tools to inform their own opinions and help them to see and influence changes within our society.
Tom Jackson is a science writer based in Bristol, UK. Over the last 20 years, Tom has written books, magazine and newspaper articles, for online and for television on a wide range of subjects and has worked on projects with Brian May, Patrick Moore, Marcus de Sautoy and Carol Vorderman and for major international publishers, such as Dorling Kindersley, National Geographic, Scholastic, Hachette, Facts on File and BBC Magazines.
Children’s & educational
What's the Issue?
11 - 13
Educational: Sciences, general science