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Cognitive Enhancement: Methods, Ethics, Regulatory Challenges
Present and anticipated methods for cognitive enhancement create challenges for public policy and regulation and raise a range of ethical issues.
Human Engineering and Climate Change
Anthropogenic climate change is arguably one of the biggest problems that confront us today. There is ample evidence that climate change is likely to affect adversely many aspects of life for all…
Eternity in six hours: Intergalactic spreading of intelligent life and sharpening the Fermi paradox
When is diminishment a form of enhancement? Rethinking the enhancement debate in biomedical ethics
This article introduces the notion of “diminishment as enhancement” and shows how this conception resolves a number of definitional ambiguities in the enhancement literature, and suggests that it can provide a useful framework for thinking about the use of emerging neurotechnologies to promote human flourishing.
Cognitive Enhancement : A Review of Technology
As cognitive neuroscience has advanced the range of potential internal enhancement treatments have increased, as well as the availability and power of external hardware/software support.
The Normativity of Memory Modification
The prospect of using memory modifying technologies raises interesting and important normative concerns. We first point out that those developing desirable memory modifying technologies should keep…
If I Could Just Stop Loving You: Anti-Love Biotechnology and the Ethics of a Chemical Breakup
- B. Earp, Olga A. Wudarczyk, A. Sandberg, J. Savulescu
- PsychologyThe American journal of bioethics : AJOB
- 25 October 2013
A number of prospective love-diminishing interventions are described and a preliminary ethical framework for dealing with them responsibly should they arise, and a range of possible interventions that might actually work are offered.
Converging Cognitive Enhancements
Cognitive enhancement is a prime example of a converging technology where individual disciplines merge and issues transcend particular local discourses.
An Overview of Models of Technological Singularity
- A. Sandberg
- 11 March 2013
This paper reviews different definitions and models of technological singularity. The models range from conceptual sketches to detailled endogenous growth models, as well as attempts to fit empirical…