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Metaman The Merging of Humans and Machines into a Global Superorganism by Gregory Stock

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Published by Simon & Schuster .
Written in English


  • Technology and civilization,
  • Philosophy,
  • Technology And Society,
  • Fiction,
  • General,
  • Modern - 20th Century,
  • 1950-,
  • Civilization, Modern,
  • Human evolution

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages365
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7662832M
ISBN 10067170723X
ISBN 109780671707231

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A surprise from bestselling novelty-book author Stock (The Book of Questions, , etc.): a jolting but seductively hopeful perspective on the future of human beings when the species is viewed&#;along with its culture, fellow species, and technology&#;as a superorganism. Though by no means original&#;the idea of society as an organism has its precedents in Lovelock, Teilhard de Author: Gregory Stock.   Metaman book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In this visionary book, Gregory Stock gives us a new way of understanding ou /5.   Editorial Reviews. In this supremely optimistic futuristic survey, Stock (The Book of Questions) argues that a symbiotic union of smart machines and humans, combined with increasingly interdependent global communications, trade and travel, is coalescing civilization into ``Metaman,'' a planetary : Gregory Stock. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: An exploration of the thesis that human society is becoming an immense living being - a global super-organism in which humans, knitted together by modern technology and communication, are playing a role akin to .

Metaman. 36 likes. Metaman: The Merging of Humans and Machines into a Global Superorganism is a book by author Gregory Stock. The title refers to a. Metaman offers a coherent format for our future. Engaging and informative--but whether Stock turns out to be starry-eyed dreamer or hard-headed prophet remains to be seen. Kirkus Reviews. Metaman human society has become an immense living being --a global superorganism.   Meta is a very simply book and for that reason I polished it off in 24 hours and ] more. flag 4 likes Like see review. Meghan Grant rated it really liked it. I originally found this book on Wattpad, after passing it by for weeks slowly making its way into the #1 spot for Sci-fi/fantasy I finally gave in and started to read /5. Get this from a library! Metaman: the merging of humans and machines into a global superorganism. [Gregory Stock] -- In this visionary book, Gregory Stock gives us a new way of understanding our world and our future. He develops the provocative thesis that human society has become an immense living being - a global.

Rather than worry about the ethics of human cloning, Stock (Metaman; The Book of Questions), director of the UCLA School of Medicine's Program of Medicine, Technology and Society, believes we. Metaman: The Merging of Humans and Machines Into a Global Superorganism Gregory Stock, Author Simon & Schuster $ (0p) ISBN More By and About This Author.   Back in , John Hodgman published his first book of complete world knowledge known as The Areas of My day, while interviewing about Author: Catherine Kovach. Metaman is a well-written book whose point of view, if more widespread, would reduce the number of frightened people angrily tilting at the windmills of a rapidly changing world. Hans Moravec is a Principal Research Scientist with the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.