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To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death
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To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death (Paperback)

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Winner of the Wellcome Book Prize 2018 Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2017





A stunning new non-fiction voice tackles an urgent question... what next for mankind?





'Troubling and humorous, this is one of my current give-it-to-everyone books - I buy six copies at a time' Jeanette Winterson





 







Mark O'Connell is a journalist, essayist, and literary critic from Dublin. He is a books columnist for Slate, a staff writer at The Millions, and a regular contributor to the New Yorker's 'Page-Turner' blog and the Dublin Review; his work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, and the Observer.

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Take a wild ride with journalist Mark O'Connell as he meets the dubious pioneers looking to prolong the human condition by freezing heads, splicing machine parts into their bodies, and going full digital. It's nice to read a tech book that doesn't mindlessly advocate the inexorable march toward the Singularity, and explores what it means to be human and reflects that maybe there's something irreplicable in it after all. Similarly rounded are the characters he creates: going beyond the simplified rhetoric of success, these people are weird and flawed, and our guide depicts them in ways routinely hilarious and occasionally quite tender.

Gavin, Marketing Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 14/06/2018

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