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Our Posthuman Future

Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution is a book written by Francis Fukuyama and first published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in 2002 (ISBN 0374236437). It has also been published in paperback form by Picador USA in 2003 (ISBN 0312421710).

From the back cover of the paperback edition:

A decade after his now-famous pronouncement of "the end of history", Francis Fukuyama argues that as a result of biomedical advances, we are facing the possibility of a future in which our humanity itself will be altered beyond recognition. Fukuyama sketches a brief history of man's changing understanding of human nature: from Plato and Aristotle to modernity's utopians and dictators who sought to remake mankind for ideological ends. Fukuyama argues that the ability to manipulate the DNA of all of one person's descendants will have profound, and potentially terrible, consequences for our political order, even if undertaken with the best of intentions.

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