The TransHuman Code by Carlos Moreira & David Fergusson

A quote from the first chapter sets the tone for the rest of this book, “…we must begin by reminding ourselves that these bodies, minds, and souls we each possess are more advanced than anything in the world.” This begs the question, will we be the benefactors of technology or its victims?

The authors use Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (physical, safety and security, love and belonging, self-esteem, self actualization) as a roadmap to ensure that humanity is served by technology rather than subdued by it. A chapter is devoted to each need, illustrating ways in which technology can assist mankind in its fulfillment.

I thought this was a novel approach and was intrigued by the premise. This is a must read for those who are concerned about mankind’s role in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution.