When Human Enhancement is being discussed by top US national Scientists, we had better take notice! Even the picture on this paper is quite disturbing! Below is an introduction to the paper, and I have given you the link to the PDF file for you to check out if you wish…
We are beginning to incorporate tech- nology within our very bodies, which may hold moral significance that we need to con- sider. These technologies promise great ben- efits for humanity—such as increased produc- tivity and creativity, longer lives, more sereni- ty, stronger bodies and minds, and more— though, as we will discuss later, there is a question whether these things translate into happier lives, which many see as the point of it all (President’s Council on Bioethics, 2003; Persaud, 2006).
As examples of emerging technologies in the last year or so, a couple imaginative inven- tions in particular, among many, are closing the gap even more between science fiction and the real world. Scientists have conceptu- alized an electronic-packed contact lens that may provide the wearer with telescopic and night vision or act as an omnipresent digital monitor to receive and relay information (Parviz, et al., 2008). Another innovation is a touch display designed to be implanted just under the skin that would activate special tattoo ink on one’s arm to form images, such
as telephone-number keys to punch or even a video to watch (Mielke, 2008). Together with ever-shrinking computing devices, we appear to be moving closer to cybernetic organisms (or “cyborgs”), that is, where machines are integrated with our bodies or at least with our clothing in the nearer-term. Forget about Pocket PCs, mobile phones, GPS devices, and other portable gadgets; we might soon be able to communicate and access those capa- bilities without having to carry any external device, thus raising our productivity, efficien- cy, response time, and other desirable meas- ures—in short, enabling us to even better survive our world. [PDF file HERE]
And it was given unto him to give breath (spirit) to it, even to the image to the breast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as should not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Revelation 13: 15
- Better Humans? Understanding the Enhancement Project, by Michael Hauskeller (ieet.org)
- Moral Questions in the Ancient Art of Human Enhancement (Now With Venn Diagrams) (3quarksdaily.com)