Jamie Metzl - Hacking Darwin (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Partnership with Exponential Medicine

From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives -- sex, war, love, and death.

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 read book about the future of our species for fans of Homo Deus and The Gene.

Jamie Metzl is a leading technology futurist and geopolitical expert, media commentator, and senior fellow of the Atlantic Council. He previously served in the U.S. National Security Council, State Department, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as a human rights officer for the United Nations in Cambodia, as executive vice president of the Asia Society, and as chief strategy officer for a biotechnology company. Jamie appears regularly on national and international media, and his syndicated columns and other articles on international affairs, genetics, virtual reality, and other topics are featured regularly in publications around the world. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former White House fellow and Aspen Institute Cown fellow, Jamie holds a PhD from Oxford, a JD from Harvard Law School, and is a magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. He lives in New York City.

 

Location: 
1 Ferry Building
Corte Madera, CA 94111
Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781492670094
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks - April 23rd, 2019

"A gifted and thoughtful writer, Metzl brings us to the frontiers of biology and technology, and reveals a world full of promise and peril." -- Siddhartha Mukherjee MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene