Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition

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Great Mambo Chicken & The Transhuman Condition is a 1990 non-fiction book by Ed Regis, narrating the interconnected origins of concepts such as space colonization, cryonics, nanotechnology, and mind uploading.

Contents

Truax

Home on Lagrange

Heads Will Roll

Details early cryonics efforts, including organizations such as the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, Trans Time, and the Cryonics Society of New York and the individual suspensions of Dora Kent (and surrounding legal controversy) and James Bedford. Rationale and concerns are contrasted from scientific experiments (with animals as well as cell cultures, tissues, and organs), and science fiction stories The Door into Summer by Robert Heinlein, Why Call Them Back from Heaven? by Clifford Simak, and The Penultimate Trump by Robert Ettinger.

Motivations regarding cryonics as a personal choice are explored in the May 08, 1988 deaths of both Heinlein (who chose cremation) and Robert George Binkowski (suspended as Alcor A-1108)[1]

Omnipotence, Plentitude & Co.

Continues from cryonics to the prospect of revival via nanomedicine and general nanotechnology, including Eric Drexler's early conceptualization and gray goo concerns.

Postbiological Man

The Artificial Life 4-H Show

Hints for the Better Operation of the Universe

Death of the Impossible

Laissez le Bon Temps Rouler

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