Sex, robots & vegan meat : adventures at the frontier of birth, food, sex & death
—Kleeman, Jenny, author.
Book
2020
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"What if we could have babies without having to bear children, eat meat without killing animals, have the perfect sexual relationship without compromise or choose the time of our painless death? To find out, Jenny Kleeman has interviewed a sex robot, eaten a priceless lab-grown chicken nugget, watched foetuses growing in plastic bags and attended members-only meetings where people learn how to kill themselves. Many of the people Kleeman has met say they are finding solutions to problems that have always defined and constricted humankind. But what truly motivates them? What kind of person devotes their life to building a death machine? What kind of customer is desperate to buy an artificially intelligent sex doll and why? Who is campaigning against these advances, and how are they trying to stop them? And what about the many unintended consequences such inventions will inevitably unleash? Sex Robots and Vegan Meat is not science fiction. Its not about what might happen one day - its about what is happening right now, and who is making it happen. In the end, it asks a simple question: are we about to change what it means to be human for ever?" -- Publisher

Item Details
Subjects:
Science -- Social aspects.
Science -- Technological innovations.
Technological forecasting.
ISBN:
9781509894901
9781509894888
1509894888
Description:
357 pages ; 24 cm
Other Title:
Sex, robots and vegan meat
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Part 1: The future of sex
'Where the magic happens'
'The illusion of companionship'
'It won't feel a thing'
'All our relationships are at stake'
Part 2: The future of food
Cowschwitz
The vegans who love meat
Fish out of water
Aftertaste
Part 3: The future of birth
The business of baby-carrying
The biobag
Immaculate gestation
'Finally. Women made obsolete'
Part 4: The future of death
DIY death
'The Elon Musk of suicide'
'The means to an end.'
Link to PAC
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