In this seminal book, Jeremy Rifkin explores the epic marriage between computer technology and genetic engineering, and the historic transition into the Age of Biotechnology. Already, Rifkin explains, our economy is undergoing a massive shift away from the Industrial Age and into an era in which giant life-science corporations are fashioning a bioindustrial world.Humanity is on the brink of wielding greater control over the shape of life–how we are born; how our food supply is created; the traits our children may have–than has ever been imagined. But with each step into this new era, we must ask ourselves: At what cost?
One of the most popular social thinkers of our time, Jeremy Rifkin is the bestselling author of The European Dream, The Hydrogen Economy, The Age of Access, The Biotech Century, and The End of Work. A fellow at the Wharton School’s Executive Education Program, he… More about Jeremy Rifkin
Introduction One: The Biotech Century Two: Patenting Life Three: A Second Genesis Four: A Eugenic Civilization Five: The Sociology of the Gene Six: Computing DNA Seven: Reinventing Nature Eight: A Personal Note Notes Bibliography Index