In a world obsessed with healthcare, we often struggle with the limits of technology and health. Is it ethically right to advance ourselves through technology? Can we use technology to make ourselves more than human? Can we become posthuman? As a culture, we are obsessed with technology, especially when technology goes awry. Dean Koontz explores the philosophical movement of posthumanism through the use of a horror-house story, 77 Shadow Street.
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Links of Interest:
the Wikipedia link is really vague and largely unhelpful
This guy from Oxford seems to have a bit written on the subject:
http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/ (Medical ethics)
http://www.syfy.com/caprica (on recording of the soul)
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