13 March 2013 6:48 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Science is effectively altering definitions for what it means to be human. Medical advancements like pacemakers and hearing aids are commonplace now, but what of limb transplants that are completely robotic, or the future of gene modification.s effect on lifespans and personality traits? To say nothing of linking everyone.s brains together in one neural web. This is the starting point for Ramez Naam.s science fiction novel Nexus, which Deadline reports has been acquired by Paramount Pictures, and will be produced through Darren Aronofsky and Scott Franklin.s company Protozoa, as well as Mary Parent and Cale Boyter.s Disruption label. Naam, formerly a CEO of Apex Technology, wrote a nonfiction novel called More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement, which certainly guided the story behind his debut novel. The book was first released December 18, 2012 to rave reviews. Nexus takes place in the near future where »

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