Is Pain Necessary?

As you might know by now, cyborgs & prosthesis ethics are kind of my thing. So when I saw this article last week, I paid attention. Essentially, its a report (and questioning of why this would be researched in the first place) on new prosthesis that can feel pain. Developments in prosthesis are happening all… Continue reading Is Pain Necessary?

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Transhumanism, Athletic Performance, and Fairness

On September 29th, 2017, the World Anti-Doping Agency added gene editing to the list of banned techniques. The World Anti-Doping Agency is one of the major bodies that prescribes the list of banned substances and techniques for athletes that athletes must abstain from or risk losing their status or eligibility for competitions which are integral… Continue reading Transhumanism, Athletic Performance, and Fairness

When Freedom is not Free

We've been talking a lot about freedom, whether or not freedom exists, the freedom to exercise one's autonomy, and to be free from paternalistic influences. I've argued in the past that generally speaking individuals should be able to choose the way their lives go, even if others don't agree with their choices, and even if… Continue reading When Freedom is not Free

Transhumanism and the End of Human Dignity

"When we say “the world has ended,” it’s usually a lie, because the planet is just fine." -N.K. Jemesin Spoiler Alert: The world is not ending. Sure, climate change is coming, gay marriage has already happened, there is a child with 3 biological parents. But the world is not ending, at least not immediately, and… Continue reading Transhumanism and the End of Human Dignity