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The Resource Rethinking human enhancement : social enhancement and emergent technologies, Laura Y. Cabrera, (electronic book ;)

Rethinking human enhancement : social enhancement and emergent technologies, Laura Y. Cabrera, (electronic book ;)

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Rethinking human enhancement : social enhancement and emergent technologies
Title
Rethinking human enhancement
Title remainder
social enhancement and emergent technologies
Statement of responsibility
Laura Y. Cabrera
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book discusses three possible human enhancement paradigms and explores how each involves different values, uses of technology, and different degrees and kinds of ethical concerns. A new framework is advanced that promotes technological innovation that serves the improvement of the human condition in a respectful and sustainable way.
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UK-WkNB
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Cabrera, Laura Y
Dewey number
303.483
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Technological innovations
  • Prosthesis
  • Biotechnology
  • Socialization
  • Self-help devices for people with disabilities
  • Well-being
Summary expansion
This book provides an overview of the new and emergent technologies that are and will continue to play a central role in the future of human enhancement. These technologies - including nanotechnology, neurotechnology, information technology, robotics and artificial intelligence - not only have unique capabilities, but have also instantiated separate ethical domains. This book discusses three possible human enhancement paradigms - the biomedical, the transhumanist and the social - and explores how each paradigm involves different values and different uses of technology. It also investigates the different degrees and kinds of ethical issues instantiated by each of these human enhancement paradigms. A framework to prioritise these human enhancement paradigms is advanced, a framework that promotes technological innovation that serves the improvement of the human condition in a respectful and sustainable way. More importantly, this is a framework that ensures that not only certain groups of individuals enjoy the benefits of technological innovation. Includes a foreword from Professor Steve Fuller, Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology, University of Warwick, UK
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Rethinking human enhancement : social enhancement and emergent technologies, Laura Y. Cabrera, (electronic book ;)
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Publication
Contents
Foreword-- Steve Fuller 1. Introduction to the Enhancement Debate 2. The Biomedical Paradigm 3. The Transhumanist Paradigm 4. The Social Paradigm 5. To Enhance or Not to Enhance: Looking Into Deeper Issues 6. A Suggested Approach 7. Conclusions
Control code
9781137402240
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137402233
Other physical details
1 ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Label
Rethinking human enhancement : social enhancement and emergent technologies, Laura Y. Cabrera, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
Foreword-- Steve Fuller 1. Introduction to the Enhancement Debate 2. The Biomedical Paradigm 3. The Transhumanist Paradigm 4. The Social Paradigm 5. To Enhance or Not to Enhance: Looking Into Deeper Issues 6. A Suggested Approach 7. Conclusions
Control code
9781137402240
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137402233
Other physical details
1 ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified

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