Cognitive Enhancement: Methods, Ethics, Regulatory Challenges

  title={Cognitive Enhancement: Methods, Ethics, Regulatory Challenges},
  author={Nick Bostrom and Anders Sandberg},
  journal={Science and Engineering Ethics},
  • N. Bostrom, A. Sandberg
  • Published 19 June 2009
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Science and Engineering Ethics
Cognitive enhancement takes many and diverse forms. Various methods of cognitive enhancement have implications for the near future. At the same time, these technologies raise a range of ethical issues. For example, they interact with notions of authenticity, the good life, and the role of medicine in our lives. Present and anticipated methods for cognitive enhancement also create challenges for public policy and regulation. 
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