Conference to discuss implications of human enhancement
London will be host to a conference entitled, "Better Humans?
The implications of human enhancement," on February 8, 2006. According to the conference announcement:
"From memory pills to designer babies, extended lifespans to GM athletes, enhancement technologies promise (or threaten) to radically change our society. Is ours a cyborg future or will we resist the drive to improve human performance? How should policy makers and the public respond? To mark the launch of 'Better Humans?' a new collection of essays by leading scientists and commentators, join Demos and the Wellcome Trust in a discussion of the implications of human enhancement technologies."
Much nanotechnology research and development is directed at human enhancement, from improved cancer detection to interfacing living cells with electronics for prosthetics. Conferences like this one open discussion on the consequences of these advances while they are still in their early stages. Learn more about the conference here.