Hacking Darwin (Digital Audiobook)
Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
Publication Date: April 22, 2019
At the dawn of the genetics revolution, our DNA is becoming as readable, writable, and hackable as our information technology. But as humanity starts retooling our own genetic code, the choices we make today will be the difference between realizing breathtaking advances in human well-being and descending into a dangerous and potentially deadly genetic arms race.
Enter the laboratories where scientists are turning science fiction into reality. Look towards a future where our deepest beliefs, morals, religions, and politics are challenged like never before and the very essence of what it means to be human is at play. When we can engineer our future children, massively extend our lifespans, build life from scratch, and recreate the plant and animal world, should we?
Passionate, provocative, and highly illuminating, Hacking Darwin is the must-listen book about the future of our species for fans of Homo Deus and The Gene.
About the Author
Eric Martin, the narrator of close to 100 audiobooks, is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist. He has written and directed original comedy programming for Audible Channels and for the Howl network, including the series Brief Interviews with Hideous Monsters and Festival Supreme, a documentary of Tenacious D. He is also the creator of the hit podcast and web series This American Wife, a gentle parody of the public radio format. Eric works as a casting director, and lives in Los Angeles.