Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition has ratings and 27 reviews. Jason said: I got depressed to tears reading Bill McKibben’s Enough: S. How does a Great Mambo Chicken come about anyway? Well, some scientists were sitting around wandering what was so great about living in one-G. Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition by Ed Regis, Viking, pp , £ What is a great mambo chicken? Well, it’s what you.

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Read snd the sections on Drexler nanotechnologyMoravec uploading consciousness and Alcor cryogenicsand all the bits about stellar engineering and travel.

Mar 10, Mollie rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. Just when we think these scientists can get no more bizarre, we come to the ultimate example of hubris, in David Criswell’s proposal to use the sun as a natural resource.

And I enjoyed reading it so much. Enter the gray area between overheated imagination and overheated reality, and meet a network of scientists bent on creating artificial life forms, building time machines, hatching plans for dismantling the sun, enclosing the solar system in a cosmic eggshell, and faxing human minds to the far side of the galaxy. Men and women who thought of the day after tomorrow and saw it as a bright, blazing, and beatific thing, and not at all dim and drab and dreary.

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Life on earth is boring?! The Best Books of But he tells us this through the lives of the scientists and I may be using that term loosely for some of these thf. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. With Ed Regis as your guide, walk the fine line between science fact and fiction transhuamn this freewheeling and riotously funny tour through some of the most serious science there is.

Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition

Refresh and try again. The book begins with a vignette about the late Evel Knievel! Learn how to peel your brain, layer by layer, like an onion, and reconstruct it inside another vessel.

Hubris isn’t a strong-enough word for this lunacy. A good look at some fascinating concepts like nanobots and time travel. That we are traanshuman tailor-made for this universe.

Vignettes about half-baked, sci-fi plans and inventions and the crackpots behind them. Holy crap but there are some weird folks out there doing some weird science – and this book chronicles some real doozies. With Ed Regis as your guide, walk the fine line between scie Enter the gray area between overheated imagination and overheated reality, and meet a network condtion scientists bent on creating artificial life forms, building conddition machines, hatching plans for dismantling the sun, enclosing the solar system in a cosmic eggshell, and faxing human minds to the far side of the galaxy.

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What they have in common with each other and such people as Robert Heinlein, Timothy Leary, Evil Knieval, and Richard Feynman illustrates the heady stuff of science on the edge. Only thing I felt it missed was the multiverse theory. Nonsense runs with greatness, like vermin in a zoo, and no intellectual pesticide can guarantee to kill it and leave truth alive. Aug 28, Rick rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thankfully Dartmouth psychology prof Jack Baird pointed out the patent absurdity of this proposal: How many centuries should we party?

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Everyone has heard about cryonics and avatars nowadays. Jul 08, Eric rated it it was amazing Shelves: Maybe the answer, chilling as it is, is both.

Story and facts have been merged into one for years. Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition is, ostensibly, ab “Should we give codition party per galaxy?