transhuman - photo by jeremy clarke
(Note: The book pictured is Citizen Cyborg by James Hughes, a thoughtful and compelling nonfiction analysis of the effects technological progress is likely to have on human life and culture, and the political ramifications that have to be considered in light of them. It definitely has some transhumanist bias to it, presenting most nascent technologies as ultimately liberating, but it also focuses on the importance of democratically insuring that the technologies are universally available and regulated for safety, so that the doomsday predictions of the neo-luddites won’t have to come to pass. It’s accessible, eye-opening and exciting all at once.)