The science & ethics of enhancing human beings

Jun 27, 2018, 8:56 AM EDT
(Source: Tyler Oysternatz/flickr)
(Source: Tyler Oysternatz/flickr)

Manhattan recently hosted a discussion, organized by the New York Academy of Sciences, the Aspen Brain Institute, and the Hastings Center, to explore the science and the ethics of enhancing humans with biomedical interventions.

A diverse range of views from the panels backed rewriting the codes the humans are made up of but at the same time warned of handing all the power to tech companies that might eventually hold crucial data related to our enhancements, writes Leapsmag.

In case of brain implants, who is to blame if something goes wrong? Is it the human who acted under the influence of that device or the device itself or the engineers who developed it or the neurosurgeon who planted it? These thorny questions solicit attention before the law is drawn into for a verdict, reports The Conversation.