From the book jacket:
Through advances in genetic, robotic, information and nano-technologies, we are altering
our minds, our memories, our metabolisms, our personalities, our
progeny - and perhaps our very souls.
Taking us behind the scenes with today's foremost researchers and
pioneers, Garreau reveals that the super powers of our comic-book
heroes already exist, or are in development in hospitals, labs, and
research facilities around the country -- from the revved up reflexes
and speed of Spider-Man and Superman, to the enhanced mental acuity
and memory capabilities of an advanced species.
Over the next fifteen years, Garreau makes clear, these enhancements
will become part of our everyday lives. Where will they lead...
Beyond the Book
Joel Garreau is the author of the bestselling Edge City: Life on the New
and The Nine Nations of North America
, he is a reporter and
editor at The Washington Post, a member of the scenario-planning organization
Global Business Network, and has served as a senior fellow at George Mason
University and the University of California at Berkeley.He lives in Broad Run,
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