Cognitive Enhancement and the Threat of Inequality

@article{Veit2018CognitiveEA,
  title={Cognitive Enhancement and the Threat of Inequality},
  author={Walter Friedrich Veit},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Enhancement},
  year={2018},
  volume={2},
  pages={404-410}
}
As scientific progress approaches the point where significant human enhancements could become reality, debates arise whether such technologies should be made available. This paper evaluates the widespread concern that human enhancements will inevitably accentuate existing inequality and analyzes whether prohibition is the optimal public policy to avoid this outcome. Beyond these empirical questions, this paper considers whether the inequality objection is a sound argument against the set of… Expand
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