Within this paper, the implications or reasons for supporting human augmentation are discussed. Facts are presented about our current technology that allow for human augmentation, as well as hypothetical reasons why people are for or against future technologies that can make human augmentation possible.
Because human augmentation is still in a very early stage of research and development, there aren't many problems present, much less solutions for them. That is why it is important to understand the potential impacts of human augmentation on society, both positive and negative.
There are three different sections within the paper that deal with the social impacts of human augmentation, how human augmentation impacts science, and the religious impact that human augmentation poses on society. With this topic, there are people that support human augmentation and want future advancement within technology to make it possible, and those against current and future technology that involve human enhancement or augmentation.
[...] Human Augmentation in Science The following section presents various aspects of how human augmentation relates to science. How human augmentation will affect definitions in medicine is discussed: the differences between therapies and augmentations, ambiguities, and arguments for and against. Afterwards, the science behind neural implants will be addressed by defining what they are, showing how they could work, and giving modern examples of experiments in this area. Finally, a breakdown of the potential benefits and hazards of neural implants will be explored. [...]
[...] If augmentations are only available for the rich, an equity and fairness divide is created. Looking solely at education (assuming child labor laws are still in place and they have to wait until 18 to work), children who are implanted with neural augmentations will be learning at a much, much higher level than their non-augmented peers. At age ten, as soon as they receive their implantations, theoretically they will have the potential to function at least at a post-graduate level, if not higher. [...]
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