Clearly written - protean, imaginative, yet realistic & erodite with a clear take-home message. Humorous in parts yet sobering, capturing what appears to be the potential stranglehold of an unprecedented reductionism foreclosing upon humanity in the context of our beliefs & ideologies past & present that threaten the intrinsic value of humanity & what it means to be human. One can draw a parallel to to the idea of evolutionary flaws (e.g. see Koestler's book trilogy) wrought large in an Information Age with unprecedented access to data, and data processing tools. The question is what becomes of us, and our nature, in the future created by that very same nature when our intelligence lives beyond our biology? In a sense, the book encourages us to imagine in a more realistic and possible way how machines we originally created can come to dominate us, or render us helpless or useless.