‘Our Posthuman Future’: Biotechnology as a Threat to Human Nature

May 5, 2002 | Source: New York Times

We are about to supersede evolution by direct intervention in the genetic process, argues Francis Fukuyama in “Our Posthuman Future,” which discusses cloning, germ-line genetic engineering, stem cell research, neuropharmacology, anti-aging medicine, and the potential for violations of human nature from the new biotechnology.