[extropy-chat] Cognition enhancement in fiction

Joseph Bloch transhumanist at goldenfuture.net
Thu Oct 5 23:17:33 UTC 2006

Just off the top of my head...

"Supermen: Tales of the Posthuman Future". Gardner Dozois (ed.)
"Iron Sunrise", "Singularity Sky", "Accelerando". Charles Stross.
"Revelation Space", "Chasm City", "Redemption Ark", "Absolution Gap". 
Alastair Reynolds.
Dune Series. Frank Herbert. (Mentats, Guild Navigators, and the Bene 

Not much, but it's a start.


Anders Sandberg wrote:

>For my cognition enhancement project, I have decided to not just put
>together a bibliography of research papers and ethics papers, but also
>fiction that deals with cognition enhancement - improved memory,
>attention, intelligence, creativity etc - in an intelligent way. So I
>would be interested in what novels and short stories (and poems for that
>matter) deals with the subject of technologically enhanced cognition. In
>particular discussion of the social effects in a nontrival way is
>Hopefully I can turn it into something like the nanotech in sf
>bibliography at http://www.geocities.com/asnapier/nano/n-sf/
>Any suggestions?

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