I am a big techno-geek and I am fascinated with all sorts of recent scientific and technological developments. In recent years the explosion of new discoveries and advancements in biotechnology has considerably raised the stakes in what kind of new advancements lay in the years ahead. As I write this the cover story for the Time magazine proclaims 2045 as the year when humans achieve immortality. Whether you accept that idea or not, it is quite clear that significant new developments in the upcoming years will challenge our very ideas of what is human. In a nutshell this seems to be the idea behind "Homo Evolutis" - humanity will soon enough be in control of its own evolution. In the light of all the recent and upcoming advancement, this seems like a fairly reasonable premise, albeit one that skirts the very edges of science. I was very curious to find out more, so I picked up and started reading this Kindle single. I've read a couple of Kindle singles before, so I was expecting if nothing else a fairly high level of expository writing. However, from the very outset this single turned out to be unlike anything else that I had come across in all of my reading experience. Instead of flowing prose this single is constructed out of short, brusque paragraph that are formatted in different style fonts and are separated with large gaps of empty space. First I thought that this was just the feature of the introduction, but then it turned out to be the way that this entire singe was written. In addition to that, the style of writing is very confrontational at times. The authors have many attempts at the edgy humor, but these invariably end up being sophomoric or crass. They are also very glib at offending various groups and individuals. This may be OK for the profile of the audience that attends TED conferences, but if they are aiming for a much wider readership then they are definitely doing themselves a disservice. I have nothing in principle against being a bit offensive, but the way these guys go about it leaves no room for subtlety or good-faith criticism. Furthermore, I didn't find the ideas in this single all that original, so after reading a couple of chapters I decided to give up. The overall experience was getting to be too painful.