Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential: A Cosmic Vision of Our Future Evolution


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Origin Press (CA)
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5.5 X 1.3 X 8.6 inches | 1.55 pounds
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About the Author

Ted Chu was formerly chief economist of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (the Middle East's largest sovereign wealth fund) and was also chief economist at General Motors. He has spent the last 15 years in the intensive study of posthuman evolution. He lives in Abu Dhabi.


"Ted Chu's elegantly written and well-researched book is the finest in this field since Kurzweil's "The Singularity Is Near"." --Michael E. Zimmerman, Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder
"This seminal book is essential reading for every pioneering spirit on Earth... Dr. Chu is a wise guide, and I for one will gladly learn from his immense erudition how we can best participate in the next quantum jump." --Barbara Max Hubbard, President and Founder, Foundation for Conscious Evolution, author, "Conscious Evolution"
"Do not postpone your reading of this book. It comes at a crucial time ... There is no doubt that any reader will feel empowered and will feel very differently after reading it, both about their own lives and about the universe itself." --Hans R. Herren, PhD., Entomologist and agronomist, president of the Millennium Institute and the Biovision Foundation
"Ted Chu thinks big. . . [But] is this science fiction on steroids? [This book does not raise mere] abstract philosophical questions, but [questions that are] a matter of great practicality and urgency." --Gerald O. Barney, PhD., Director "The Global 2000 Report to the President" for President Jimmy Carter, founder of the Millennium Institute and Our Task
"I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking a detailed and judicious yet joyful account of a Cosmic Vision toward which we all may aspire and work." --Michael LaTorra, Assistant Professor of English, New Mexico State University, author of "A Warrior Blends with Life: A Modern Tao"
"Ted Chu brings an astonishing breadth of philosophical, religious, and technological reflection to bear on the most important questions we could ask: where are we headed as a species?" --James Hughes, Ph D., Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, bioethicist and sociologist at Trinity College, author, "Citizen Cyborg"
"Ted Chu is a pioneering visionary whose futurist concern deserves close attention. He is keenly aware that technological expertise is on the brink of reshaping our world and humanity dramatically." --from the Foreword by John Haught, professor Emeritus of Theology at Georgetown University, author, "Deeper Than Darwin"