With rapid advancements in human enhancement technologies, society struggles with many issues, such as definition, effects, participation, regulation, and control. Current and future initiatives in these technologies may not be in the participants’ best interests; therefore, it is imperative for research on humanitarian considerations to be available to those affiliated with this field.
Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies compiles prestigious research and provides a well-rounded composite of the field’s role in emerging technologies. Addressing both present and future concerns, this publication serves as a valuable reference work for researchers, students, professionals, and practitioners involved in computer science and the humanities, as well as many engaged in a humanities approach to metasystems, new artificial life, and robotics.
Reviews and Testimonials
Ethicists and other contributors concerned about the social and moral impact of technology explore some of the issues relating to human enhancement technology. Among the topics are anticipating ethical issues of bodyware, the ethics of seeking body perfection with continual reference to Heidi Montag, ethical dilemmas for the neuroscientist and society regarding neurosurgery to enhance brain function, super soldiers, human enhancement technologies and democratic citizenship, defining and analyzing disability in human enhancement, technology and the memetic self, and a social psychology perspective on enhancement and identity.
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This is an excellent exploration of topics pertaining to the ethics of HET. The essays enable readers to better understand and negotiate our human relationship to technology by questioning and exploring the contemporary worldviews that drive these modern ethical discussions.
– E. Ann Jeschke, Saint Louis University, USA, Doody's Book Review Service