Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition has ratings and 27 reviews. Jason said: I got depressed to tears reading Bill McKibben’s Enough: S. How does a Great Mambo Chicken come about anyway? Well, some scientists were sitting around wandering what was so great about living in one-G. Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition by Ed Regis, Viking, pp , £ What is a great mambo chicken? Well, it’s what you.

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With Ed Regis as your guide, walk the fine line between science fact and fiction on this freewheeling and riotously funny tour through some of the most serious science there is. Books by Ed Regis. This transhyman needs additional citations for verification.

Great Mambo Chicken And The Transhuman Condition

Nonsense runs with greatness, like vermin in a zoo, and no intellectual pesticide can guarantee to kill it and leave truth alive. Jul 27, Vanessa rated it liked it Recommended to Vanessa by: With Ed Regis as as your guide, walk the fine line between science fact and fiction this free-wheeling and riotously funny tour through some of the most serious science there is. This page was last edited on 6 Octoberat Mar 11, Christian Holub rated it liked it. Note that lots of the people and projects were dead ends, but many of the basic ideas are now reality.

The book shows it’s age a lot. Retrieved from ” https: The book begins with a vignette about the late Evel Knievel! Worrying about how we’ll survive the end of the universe seems a bit premature if you ask me. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books? Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition: Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. They wanted to make human beings immortal–or failing that, they wanted to convert humans into abstract spirits that were by nature deathless.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Feb 25, Vikrant Varma rated it liked it.

And that’s really the interesting bit. With the decommissioning of the space conditoin and the lack of any form of space colony after more than 50 years of space flight, I’m beginning to doubt that it will ever be more than a dream to a few scientists labeled by society as whack jobs.

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Oct 26, David rated it really liked it. The author is a little too fond of the term “hubris”, even if he might be, well, right. Apr 15, Todd rated it really chhicken it. Once you start thinking on a really big scale there is no simple way of of separating the reasonable from the silly.

Views Read Edit View history. Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition is a non-fiction book copyright by Ed Regisan American author and educator, that presents a lighthearted look at scientific visionaries planning for a future with “post-biological” vondition, [1] space xonditionnanotechnologyand cryonics. What they have in common with each other and such people as Robert Heinlein, Timothy Leary, Evil Knieval, and Richard Feynman illustrates the heady stuff of science on the edge.

I guess this is what happens when those midnight hookah circle discussions of being a brain in a jar go horribly awry. And for people who are a bit more interested in the future of humanity, no concept in this book will be new.


Mar 10, Mollie vreat it really liked it. Sep 09, Jonpaul rated it really liked it. And So Much Hyperbole!!!

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And of course, there are the concomitant appeals to utopianism: Futurology books Science books Transhumanist books. Enter the gray area between overheated imagination and overheated reality, and meet a network of scientists bent on creating artificial life forms, building time machines, hatching plans for dismantling the sun, enclosing the solar system in a cosmic eggshell, and faxing human minds to the far side of the galaxy.

The book neither went into depth technically which is finenor into depth analyzing the people it discusses. Ed Transhumna holds a Ph.

Spread out across the stars and galaxies? But when you make it there are you still you? And indeed that sort of hubristic style of thinking is basically the main theme of the book. It’s ‘people have hubris but can back it up with science, awesome!

Lists with This Book. That said, it is a nice indicator, that we actually did make some progress in the past 20 years.


And I enjoyed reading it so much.