Monthly Archives: April 2007

April 30, 2007

Aldous Huxley was one powerful prophet. Back in 1932, in Brave New World, he warned us that in the future, rather than experience true emotions, humanity would instead opt for the feel good drug soma. (“Was and will make me … Read More

Posted by Wesley J. Smith

Posted in Neuroethics

April 30, 2007

Faster-Healing Artificial Skin

Artificial skin that slowly releases a stem-cell-attracting protein could improve the healing process for patients with severe burns and for diabetics with foot ulcers. Preliminary studies combining a commonly used skin substitute with a growth factor have demonstrated faster healing … Read More

Posted by Bioethics Pundit

Posted in Biotech, News

April 30, 2007

The Possible Future of Cloning

Although several animal species such as goats, sheep, pigs, mice and even kittens have been cloned, the mere mention of human cloning continues to spark a fevered debate. But if human cloning were to become acceptable one day would they … Read More

Posted by Bioethics Pundit

Posted in Cloning, News

April 30, 2007

Are Persons Just an Illusion?

Neuroscientists Martha Farah and Andrea Heberlein, in the January issue of the American Journal of Bioethics (subscription link), wonder if empirical insights from their discipline can naturalize personhood. In other words, they explore the notion that a person is a … Read More

Posted by Bioethics Pundit

Posted in Neuroethics, News

April 27, 2007

Robolife

No doubt about it: whatever the speed of change that gets us there – and we may well believe it will be slower than Kurzweilian singularity-speak suggests – the significance of artificial intelligence will grow and grow. And meanwhile, the … Read More

Posted by Nigel Cameron

Posted in Emerging Technologies

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