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Ethics and Policy Concerns in the Transhuman Transition

Ethics and Policy Concerns in the Transhuman Transition

Thanks to science fiction in literature and film, we are all familiar with cyborgs, brain-computer interfaces and augmented realty; all are examples of transhumanism, but nowadays, these aspects of emerging technology are also becoming an increasing part of our real lives. Over the next half century, we are likely to see technology bring about dramatic enhancements of our senses and thought proces...

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Human Mortality: Individual and Collective

Human Mortality: Individual and Collective

It has been a major triumph of human civilization: Never before in evolutionary history has a species lifted itself from Darwin’s Struggle for Existence, and created a safe, secure environment in which a majority of individuals may expect to live out a full life expectancy and die of old age. You and I take for granted that aging is the greatest hurdle that we face in our quest to live a long, lon...

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