Monthly Archives: March 2005

Blogging vs. Book Writing

>One of the most common questions I get is “how did you write this book?”. (The most common is actually “how did you get it published?”, but more on that later.) Steven Johnson has a thoughtful post on the writing … Continue reading

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Gizmodo and NPR

>I was interviewed this morning on San Diego’s NPR station KPBS. The host, Tom Fudge, had clearly read the book and had great questions. So did the callers. You can listen to the interview online. And as a nice bonus, … Continue reading

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Scientific American Editors Recommend More Than Human, Citizen Cyborg

>In the April issue of Scientific American, the Editors Recommend section features both More Than Human and James Hughes’s excellent Cyborg Democracy.

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Infertile Women Would Use Sex Selection

>Betterhumans quotes a recent survey which shows that 41% of women undergoing infertility treatments would select the sex of their child if possible. Interestingly enough: Contradicting fears that such sex selection would cause gender imbalance, thesurvey found that women with … Continue reading

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>More Than Human 4th on BookTalk

>According to Technorati’s BookTalk, the fourth most talked about book in the blogosphere is …. More Than Human . It’s right behind The Davinci Code, Blink, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Not bad! Of course, this will probably … Continue reading

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>It’s Good to Have Friends

>A gaggle of friends and acquiantances around the web have blogged links to me over the past few days. The only reason the book hit #650 on Amazon in its first few days is the large social network I had … Continue reading

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We’re All Transhumanists

>Thinking about my conversation with Alex Pang about his review of More Than Human in the LA Times. I still think it’s a fine review, the kind that informs people about the book and calls out an honest limitation- More … Continue reading

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>New Lie Detectors – Same Old Problems?

>David Pescovitz over at BoingBoing blogs about new lie detectors based on facial blood flow. This is fascinating technology, but I find the claims rather hyped. The scientists interviewed in the NewScientist article say things like: “You can double your … Continue reading

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>Making Light of the Bush Bioethics Agenda

>Virginia Postrel blogs that Leon Kass is putting together an aggressive bioethics agenda for Bush’s second term. Just what we need. Classical Values saves my mood, though, with an elegant post that manages to simultaneously poke holes in Kass’s logic, … Continue reading

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>Why I Wrote More Than Human

>I originally posted this as a review on Amazon, but thought it might be interesting here. Why I Wrote This Book In 1999, a friend suggested to me that within a few decades we’d have Matrix-esque implants in our brains … Continue reading

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