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The Ethics of Human Enhancement


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Speaker(s): Professor Nick Bostrom, Professor Anne Kerr
Chair: Dr Kristina Musholt

Recorded on 30 October 2012 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

This dialogue will consider how issues related to human enhancement fit into the bigger picture of humanity’s future, including the risks and opportunities that will be created by future technological advances. It will question the individualistic logic of human enhancement and consider the social conditions and consequences of enhancement technologies, both real and imagined.

Nick Bostrom is Professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and of the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin School.

Anne Kerr is Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds.

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