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Author: Michael Guillen Narrator: Michael Guillen Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2018 ISBN: 9781982561222
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In nearly all aspects of life, humans are crossing lines of no return.

Modern science is leading us into vast uncharted territory—far beyond the invention of nuclear weapons or taking us to the moon. Today, in labs all over the world, scientists are performing experiments that threaten to fundamentally alter the practical character and ethical color of our everyday lives.

In The End of Life as We Know It, bestselling author Michael Guillen takes a penetrating look at how the scientific community is pushing the boundaries of morality, including

  • scientists who detached the head of a Russian man from his crippled, diseased body, and stitching it onto a healthy new donated body;
  • fertility experiments aimed at allowing designer babies to be conceived with the DNA from three or more biological parents;
  • the unprecedented politicization of science—for example, in the global discussion about climate change that is pitting “deniers” against “alarmists” and inspiring Draconian legislation, censorship, and legal prosecutions; and
  • the integration of Artificial Intelligence into communications and the economy.

The End of Life as We Know It takes us into laboratories and boardrooms where these troubling advances are taking place and asks the question no scientists seem to be asking: What does this mean for the future of humanity?

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About the Author

Michael Guillen was born in East Los Angeles, earned his BS from UCLA and his MS and PhD from Cornell University in physics, mathematics, and astronomy. For eight years he was an award-winning physics instructor at Harvard. For fourteen years he was the Emmy-winning science correspondent for ABC News, appearing regularly on Good Morning America, 20/20, Nightline, and World News Tonight. Dr. Guillen is the host of the History Channel series Where Did It Come From? and producer of the award-winning family movie Little Red Wagon. He is also the president and CEO of Spectacular Science Productions, a sought-after public speaker, and the bestselling author of several books, including two critically acclaimed books for the general public about mathematics: Bridges to Infinity and Five Equations That Changed the World.