Science Debate: Should We Embrace an Enhanced Future?
September 11, 2017
(BBC) – The rather more futuristic-sounding concept of transhumanism – the idea that every human should have the right to enhance themselves beyond the so-called “norm” through science and technology – was the subject under scrutiny at a debate this week at the British Science Association Festival in Brighton. The big question being posed: do we all have the right to enhance our bodies as technology and pharmaceuticals will allow, or is that immoral? As the probably over-used term has it, would that be “playing God”? And who gets to decide?