The book's objective is to raise awareness and make human enhancement topic accessible and easy-to-communicate to others within educational perspective. The challenge was to extend the debate beyond the academic circle while preserving the heart of the matter.
Recent technological progresses have made technological modifications of human beings a real possibility. Many normal traits may be artificially enhanced. Sooner or latter, individuals will have the possibility to exchange their healthy limbs and organs for better artificial ones and transplantations of human brains into artificial carriers are already under study. Therefore, socio-ethical issues related to human enhancement have started to be seriously considered by scholars around the world. While such a technological revolution concerns the society as a whole, debates addressing the socio-ethical issues related to human enhancement have mainly been restricted to academics. Lay people are largely unaware of the discussions. The objective of this book is to inform lay people of the already existing and potential future possibilities to enhance humans through emerging technologies as well as the socio-ethical issues that are already raised by such technological modifications. This book constitutes a first step to encourage democratic and interdisciplinary involvement and discussion about some of the socio-ethical issues related to the technological modifications of human beings. Enjoy your journey through the augmented world ! http://future-human.life
Vincent Menuz, Johann Roduit, Daniel Roiz, Alexandre Erler, Natalia Stepanova (2017). Eds. Future-Human.Life. (Geneva: neohumanitas.org). ISSN 978-3-033-05676-3