Metaman : the merging of humans and machines into a global superorganism / Gregory Stock.

In this visionary book, Gregory Stock gives us a new way of understanding our world and our future. He develops the provocative thesis that human society has become an immense living being - a global superorganism in which we humans, knitted together by our modern technology and communication, are l...

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Main Author: Stock, Gregory.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, [1993]
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Table of Contents:
  • Pt I : The Nature of Metaman
  • 1. Plaentary Superoranism : Glimpses of a Promising Future
  • 2. The Birth of Metaman : Extending Life's Patterns
  • 3. A Fusion of Technology and Biology : The Nonhuman Constituents of Metaman
  • 4. Inner Workings Explored : Physiology of the Superorganism
  • 5. The Mind of Metaman : An Evolving Global Brain
  • 6. The Foundation for Our Future : Accelerating Toward Global Union
  • 7. Rites of Passage : Perspectives on Global Concerns
  • 8. Man and Metaman : The Individual and the Superorganism.
  • Pt II : The Future
  • 9. Beyond Homo sapiens : Intimations of Humanity
  • 10. Environmental Transformations : The Changing Nature of Nature
  • 11. The Trajectory of Social Change : A Story of Rising Expectations
  • 12. Power and Choice : Challenges to Human Values.
  • Pt III : A New Vision
  • 13. Darwin Extended : The Evolution of Evolution
  • 14. A New Mythology : Metaman and Our Quest for Meaning.