Perfecting the Human: Posthuman Imaginaries and Technologies of Reason

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Part of the Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society book series (TEWG)

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Religious or secular, humanity’s dreams of the future have always been posthuman. As long as people have tried to fathom the reasons for sorrow and evil, they have also looked for ways of transcending the bitterness of being human. Take, for instance, the myth of Icarus that I encountered in early childhood. I grew up speaking Bengali as my mother tongue and learned English only as a second language. I must not have been quite six when I read that story in an English lesson with my father, and it fascinated me.

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Starch Carbide Europe Cage Uranium 

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  1. 1.CambridgeUSA

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