Tagged: Bioethics

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Ethics and Human Enhancement

The Ethics of Human Enhancement While in some circles the expression “human enhancement” is roughly synonymous with human genetic engineering, it is used most often to refer to the general application of the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science (NBIC) to improve...

A tank of liquid nitrogen, used to supply a cryogenic freezer (for storing laboratory samples at a temperature of about −150 °C) 0

Understanding Cryonics: Part 2

Understanding Cryonics: Part 2 – Vitrification & Storage Article first published at Technorati.com In part 1 of ‘Understanding Cryonics’, we took a brief look at the science and technology behind freezing the recently dead with...

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Political Transhumanism

The Transhumanist Party By Amon Twyman Transhumanism has historically been an effectively apolitical movement, focussed on technological improvement of the human condition. While some political obstacles to that goal have been recognized, Transhumanists’ political views have...

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Technologies of Human Enhancement

Technologies Human enhancement technologies (HET) are techniques that can be used not simply for treating illness and disability, but also for enhancing human characteristics and capacities. The expression “human enhancement technologies” is relative to emerging technologies and converging technologies. In some circles, the...

Technicians prepare a body for cryopreservation in 1985. 0

Scientists’ Open Letter on Cryonics

Signatories encompass all disciplines relevant to cryonics, including Biology, Cryobiology, Neuroscience, Physical Science, Nanotechnology and Computing, Ethics and Theology. The signatories, speaking for themselves, include leading scientists from institutes such as MIT, Harvard, NASA...