By Ted Chu
For millennia, nice thinkers have reflected the which means and objective of human life; yet whereas such a lot assumed that humanity was once the top aspect of production or the top of evolution, Ted Chu makes the provocative declare that the human race may possibly in reality be a way instead of an end--that humankind will supply upward push to evolutionary successors. during this wide-ranging and authoritative paintings, Chu reexamines the query of human objective in mild of the extreme advancements of technological know-how and know-how. Arguing deep realizing of our position within the universe is needed to navigate the significance of the alternatives that lie forward, he surveys human knowledge from either East and West, lines the evolutionary trajectory that has resulted in this element, and explores the potentials rising at the medical frontier. The e-book addresses the valid fears and matters of "playing God" yet embraces the potential of transcending organic varieties and turning into or developing solely new life-forms.