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January 24th, 2011

Transhuman movement: Good idea or dangerous?

Abstract:
Transhumanism, or H+, as it is symbolized, goes by the slogan "healthier, smarter, happier" and envisions tiny nanotechnology devices implanted in our bodies to remove cancer, disease and effects of aging.

"This raises ethical issues in the distinction between treatment and enhancement," Fields says. "It's easy to support treatment, but when you start talking enhancement of healthy people to make them smarter, stronger and more attractive and extending life significantly," then you're in the middle of an emerging debate, with "technological dystopians" raising concerns about where science is headed.

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