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Abstract

Murnane summarizes Rand’s ongoing influence on politics and on business, and overviews the high-tech reality of our current moment. This is essential background to considering Rand specifically in the context of the posthuman. Rand’s impact on technology entrepreneurs—including Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark—has helped lead us to a point from which posthuman futures can emerge. The author’s positive views on technology are undoubtedly part of the reason she has provided the particular inspiration she has. This chapter parses those views, before concluding with an overview of the field of posthumanism.

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