This book is subtitled “Adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers, and the futurists solving the modest problem of death”. And that sums it up quite neatly. It is a piece of reportage about the techno-futurists who claim to believe that humankind and machines will become connected in a shift towards a new phase of evolution.
The writer is funny and human amongst all this. It is a really interesting book, which concludes with a sort of set piece description of a journey across America, which is funny and engaging. It also raises some very interesting questions about the similarities between the idea of techologically-facilitated longevity and religious beliefs about the immortality of the soul. A good book.