Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Nanoethics Researchers Awarded $250,000 to study ethics of human enhancement and nanotechnology

Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: "Nanoethics Researchers Awarded $250,000": "The questions to be investigated by the nanoethics research team include, but are not limited to: What exactly constitutes enhancement? Is there a right to be enhanced? Is it justifiable to enhance people in order for them to undertake certain tasks, e.g., in the military? Is there an obligation to enhance our children? Should there be limits on the types of enhancement allowed or the degree to which someone can be enhanced? Does it make an ethical difference if some enhancing device is implanted into the body rather than worn on the outside? Does the notion of human dignity suffer with such enhancements?"


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