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    • ISBN:9781788400725
    • Publication date:05 Jul 2018

Do Robots Make Love?

From AI to Immortality – Understanding Transhumanism in 12 Questions

By Laurent Alexandre and Jean-Michel Besnier

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Through 12 thought-provoking questions, a philosopher and a scientist explore the real-world ramifications of transhumanism - the tech movement that seeks to improve the human condition through science.

Through 12 thought-provoking questions, a philosopher and a scientist explore the real-world ramifications of transhumanism - the tech movement that seeks to improve the human condition through science.
Biographical Notes

Laurent Alexandre is a French urological surgeon, author, entrepreneur and expert on transhumanism who has written for the Huffington Post and Le Monde.

Jean-Michel Besnier is an emeritus professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris specialising in the impact of science and technology on human society.

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  • ISBN: 9781788400701
  • Publication date: 05 Jul 2018
  • Page count: 176
  • Imprint: Cassell
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