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  • Christopher J. Preston
  • Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World 
     

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    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 2-7 Tagen versandfertig
    Veröffentlichung:  Mai 2018  
    Genre:  Soziologie 
    ISBN:  9780262037617 
    EAN-Code: 
    9780262037617 
    Verlag:  University Presses 
    Einband:  Gebunden  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 238 mm / B 161 mm / D 18 mm 
    Gewicht:  470 gr 
    Seiten:  208 
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    We have all heard that there are no longer any places left on Earth untouched by humans. The significance of this goes beyond statistics documenting melting glaciers and shrinking species counts. It signals a new geological epoch. In The Synthetic Age, Christopher Preston argues that what is most startling about this coming epoch is not only how much impact humans have had but, more important, how much deliberate shaping they will start to do. Emerging technologies promise to give us the power to take over some of Nature's most basic operations. It is not just that we are exiting the Holocene and entering the Anthropocene; it is that we are leaving behind the time in which planetary change is just the unintended consequence of unbridled industrialism. A world designed by engineers and technicians means the birth of the planet's first Synthetic Age. What does it mean when humans shift from being caretakers of the Earth to being shapers of it? And in whom should we trust to decide the contours of our synthetic future? These questions are too important to be left to the engineers.

      
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