Sex Robots and Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex, and Death Audiobook, by Jenny Kleeman Play Audiobook Sample

Sex Robots and Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex, and Death Audiobook

Sex Robots and Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex, and Death Audiobook, by Jenny Kleeman Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Jenny Kleeman Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781799960676

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Longest Chapter Length:

46:43 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

03:21 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

33:48 minutes

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A timely investigation into the forces that are driving innovation in the four core areas of human experience: birth, food, sex, and death

In Sex Robots and Vegan Meat, award-winning journalist and documentary maker Jenny Kleeman takes us on a journey into the world of the people who are changing what it means to be human. Focusing on the central pillars of the human experience–birth, food, sex, and death—Kleeman examines the people who are driving some truly amazing, and perhaps worrying, innovations. We are on the brink of seismic changes in the ways we live and die, from babies grown in artificial wombs to lab-produced meat; from sex robots able to hold polite conversation, and otherwise, to being able to choose to end our days with the perfect, painless, automated death. Our journey from cradle to grave is developing in ways which involve more and more technology and less and less human interaction. Might these advances in technology serve to rob us of our humanity?

In this book, Kleeman takes a profound look at what the future might have in store and asks some provocative questions along the way. Kleeman places these scientists front and center and asks what is driving and motivating them. Are they entrepreneurs in it for the greater good of human advancement, or might there be more sinister—i.e. monetary—motivations in play?

Kleeman is a skilled and subtle interrogator and travels with the listener on a fascinating exploration of the changes afoot and their implications for who we are as a society—and as human beings. It’s an immersive, eye-opening, and hugely entertaining journey into a world of extraordinary visionaries on the front line of a social revolution.

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“The future is a fairly scary place, but there is no better guide to it than Jenny Kleeman. By turns alarming, funny, thought-provoking and fascinating, this is a book that brilliantly shows us where much of our life (and death) is heading.”

— Stig Abell, author of How Britain Really Works 


  • “Kleeman recognizes that technology has the power to shape human life, of course, but she is also interested in interrogating that power, and understanding who exactly gets to wield it.”

    — New York Times
  • “Eye-opening…The sceptical Kleeman makes a witty and tenacious guide.”

    — The Bookseller
  • “The author is a focused and charming tour guide, with the kind of breezy writing skills that make each section immensely intriguing.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “A funny yet disturbing report on the science, technology, and marketing strategies reshaping some of the most basic human urges and drives.”

    — Publishers Weekly


  • The Bookseller (UK) Editor's Choice

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About Jenny Kleeman

Jenny Kleeman is a journalist and documentary filmmaker who travels the world finding eye-catching, thought-provoking stories and compelling characters. Her articles appear regularly in the London Guardian and also in the London Sunday Times, the Times of London, the New Statesman, and Vice. She has reported for BBC One’s Panorama and HBO’s “Vice News Tonight.” She won the One World Media Television Award for her work on Unreported World, a television foreign affairs program produced in the United Kingdom. She has been nominated for the Amnesty International Gaby Rado Award. She lives in England.