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作者 Agar, Nicholas
書名 Humanity's End : Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement
出版項 Cambridge : MIT Press, 2010
©2010
國際標準書號 9780262289122 (electronic bk.)
9780262014625
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說明 1 online resource (228 pages)
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系列 Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology Ser
Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psychology Ser
附註 Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. What Is Radical Enhancement? -- A Recent History of Radical Enhancement -- Four Would-Be Radical Enhancers: The Technologist, the Therapist, the Philosopher, and the Sociologist -- A Precautionary Approach to Radical Enhancement -- Species-Relativism about Valuable Experiences -- Chapter 2. Radical Enhancement and Posthumanity -- Humans as a Biological Species -- Understanding Reproductive Barriers -- How Radical Enhancement Might Create Reproductive Barriers -- Chapter 3. The Technologist- Ray Kurzweil and the Law of Accelerating Returns -- The Law of Accelerating Returns -- How to Build a Human Machine -- The Gradual Uploading of Humans into Machines -- Can It Really Be That Simple? -- A Speed Bump on the Road to Uploading -- Why the Road to Uploading May Be Longer Than We Think -- Kurzweil's Slippery Slope Argument for Human Machines -- Chapter 4. Is Uploading Ourselves into Machines a Good Bet? -- Strong and Weak Artificial Intelligence -- Kurzweil versus Searle on Whether Computers Can Think -- Searle's Wager -- Why Death Could Be So Much Worse for Those Considering Uploading Than It Is for Us Now (Or Why D Is So Much Worse Than B) -- Why Uploading and Surviving Is Not So Much Better, and Possibly Worse Than Refusing to Upload (Or Why A Is Not So Much Better Than and Possibly Worse Than C) -- Can We Test the Hypothesis That Uploading Preserves the Capacity for Conscious Thought? -- Why We Shouldn't Make Electronic Copies of Ourselves -- A Human-Friendly AI Research Program? -- Chapter 5. The Therapist-Aubrey de Grey's Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence -- Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence -- Seven Deadly Things -- The Seven Deadly Things Meet More Than Seven Life-Extending Therapies -- A SENS-able Cancer Therapy
How WILT Might Help Enforce the Choice between Life Extension and Children -- A SENS-able Therapy for Atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's Disease -- Longevity Escape Velocity -- Can He Do It? -- Chapter 6. Who Wants to Live Forever? -- Deathism and Suicidal Urges -- Will Negligible Senescence Be Boring? -- The Fear of Driving -- What Makes SENS Different -- SENS-able Thrills -- The Second-Hand Experiences of Negligibly Senescent People -- Exploring the Social Consequences of LEV -- Guinea Pigs for SENS? -- Will LEV Bring Medical Conscription? -- Chapter 7. The Philosopher-Nick Bostrom on the Morality of Enhancement -- Status Quo Bias and the Reversal Test -- Do We All Want to Become Posthuman? -- Why Human Values Really Aren't Posthuman Values -- A Cognitive Bias That May Support Radical Enhancement -- Chapter 8. The Sociologist-James Hughes and the Many Paths of Moral Enhancement -- Avoiding Fukuyama's Scenario -- A Precautionary Approach to Posthuman Morality -- Two Alternative Moral Futures -- Posthumans as Social Contract Theorists -- Posthumans as Consequentialists -- Does This Oversimplify Human-Posthuman Societies? -- On the Moral Acceptability of Mere Existential Prejudice -- Chapter 9. A Species-Relativist Conclusion about Radical Enhancement -- The Problem of Alienation -- Cognitive Enhancement and Self-Alienation -- The Disconnect between Procreative Freedom and Radical Enhancement -- Sport and Shared Human Experience -- The Interest in Identifying -- Vicariously Participating in Exceptional Performances -- The Choice -- Notes -- Index
An argument that achieving millennial life spans or monumental intellects will destroy values that give meaning to human lives
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Agar, Nicholas Humanity's End : Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement Cambridge : MIT Press,c2010 9780262014625
主題 Human evolution -- Effect of technological innovations on.;Technological innovations -- Social aspects
Electronic books
Alt Author Wilson, Robert A
Sterelny, Kim
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