Ethics of Human Enhancement: 25 Questions & Answers

Fritz Allhoff 1 , Patrick Lin 2 , James Moor 3  and John Weckert 4
  • 1 Western Michigan University
  • 2 California Polytechnic State University
  • 3 Dartmouth College
  • 4 Charles Sturt University

This paper presents the principal findings from a three-year research project funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) on ethics of human enhancement technologies. To help untangle this ongoing debate, we have organized the discussion as a list of questions and answers, starting with background issues and moving to specific concerns, including: freedom & autonomy, health & safety, fairness & equity, societal disruption, and human dignity. Each question-and-answer pair is largely self-contained, allowing the reader to skip to those issues of interest without affecting continuity.

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