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    • To Be a Machine

    • Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death
    • By: Mark O'Connell
    • Narrated by: James Garnon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Once relegated to the fringes of society, transhumanism (the use of technology to enhance human intellectual and physical capability) is now poised to enter our cultural mainstream. It has found adherents in Silicon Valley billionaires Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamandis. Google has entered the picture, establishing a bio-tech subsidiary aimed at solving the problem of aging. In To Be a Machine, journalist Mark O'Connell takes a headlong dive into this burgeoning movement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book. Very engaging and well written.

    • By Andrew Greenhut on 08-09-17
    • Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death
    • By: Mark O'Connell
    • Narrated by: James Garnon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 02-28-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 76 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • To Be a Machine

    • By: Mark O'Connell
    • Narrated by: James Garnon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
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    What is transhumanism? Simply put, it is a movement whose aim is to use technology to fundamentally change the human condition, to improve our bodies and minds to the point where we become something other, and better, than the animals we are. It's a philosophy that, depending on how you look at it, can seem hopeful, or terrifying, or absurd. In To Be a Machine, Mark O'Connell presents us with the first full-length exploration of transhumanism.

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Modern Brides & Modern Grooms

    • A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other Nontraditional Twenty-First-Century Weddings
    • By: Mark O'Connell
    • Narrated by: Mark O'Connell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An audiobook for any couple of the same or opposite sex seeking a personalized wedding that dignifies the relationship and the individual self. This guide emboldens you to harness your individuality, to be creative, and to plan your wedding your way. Every fiancé and fiancée faces the question, how do I become something new without losing myself? Using his own story, author Mark O'Connell, LCSW, reflects on conflicts that arrive during wedding transitions, as well as various other transitions throughout your lives.

    Regular price: $19.95