By Robert A. Heinlein
Compelling technological know-how fiction experience from New York instances bestseller Robert A. Heinlein: classic novellas and brief tales with hypothesis on what makes us human.
Gulf: within which the best superspy of all of them is printed because the chief of a league of supermen and girls who can't decide upon relatively what to do with the remainder of us. The prequel to Heinlein's later New York Times top vendor, Friday.
Lost Legacy: during which it really is proved that we're all contributors of that league of the superhuman–or will be, if we yet had eyes to see.
Plus nice brief tales: of the master's most interesting: one at the nature of being, the opposite on what it ability to be a guy. the second one tale, "Jerry was once a Man," was once tailored for the television sequence Masters of technological know-how Fiction, and is now on hand on DVD.
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7 Currently at the theoretical stage, this ultimate technology will enable nanotechnologists to engineer self-replicating artiﬁcial cells, which will be used to create food in nanomachines. Software will control the molecule-by-molecule construction of synthetic meats, fruits, vegetables, and beverages—all scientiﬁcally designed to be healthful, and delicious to posthumans living forever in a nano-engineered utopia. ‘‘Humans will have bodies created with nanotechnology,’’ predicts posthumanist prophet Ray Kurzweil, ‘‘which will let us build devices .
44 While despising religion as dogmatic irrational debasement, transhumanists comfort themselves with religious goals such as personal immortality and divine power. Technologism is the new religion of the self-aggrandizing techno-elitists. Like some other religions, Technologism’s dogmatic belief system requires an irrational leap of faith that—in its case—moves from philosophical theories to technologies that do not exist. With their conviction that the techno-apocalyptic Singularity will redeﬁne nature and their dream of transcendence through technology, the Technologists resemble religious fanatics.
55 Reviving the ancient legend of the vengeful artiﬁcial human, movie Haunted Utopias 45 The Golem: Heartbroken artiﬁcial clay man develops a violent, self-destructive obsession (Courtesy Photofest).
Assignment in Eternity by Robert A. Heinlein