The latest issue of The New Atlantis includes major essays on Man, Mind and Machine and the challenge to define what is “human”; a search for the connection between domestic tranquility and our domestic technology; how the blogger “Davids” are slaying the mainstream media “Goliath”; the scientific corruption at the heart of the Korean stem cell scandal and much more.
- The Age of Neuroelectronics
Adam Keiper on neural implants, brain-machine interfaces, and cyborg fantasies.
- The Trouble with the Turing Test
Mark Halpern on the fallacy of thinking computers.
- The Rhetoric of Extinction
Charles T. Rubin reviews four recent books on transhumanism.
- Are We Worthy of our Kitchens?
Christine Rosen on expensive appliances and modern families.
- Who Owns the Genome?
Misha Angrist and Robert M. Cook-Deegan on intellectual property and genomics.
- The Age of Guerrilla Media
Glenn Reynolds on blogs, Big Media, and the future of journalism—from his new book An Army of Davids.
State of the Art:
- Human Cloning and Scientific Corruption
- The U.N.’s Net Gambit
- The $100 Laptop
- Morals and the Mind
- ‘No Nation Can Afford to Ignore This Threat’
- Notes & Briefs
Looking Ahead/Looking Back: