Research Anthology on Emerging Technologies and Ethical Implications in Human Enhancement

Research Anthology on Emerging Technologies and Ethical Implications in Human Enhancement

The Research Anthology on Emerging Technologies and Ethical Implications in Human Enhancement covers the primary technologies and tools being used in medicine and healthcare along with discussions on the ethics of enhancing the human body.

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799881032

Category: Science

Page: 791

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Along with the introduction of technology in nearly every facet of human life comes the question of the ethical side of using technology to improve the human condition, whether that be physically or mentally. The capabilities of human enhancement technologies have created a dual-sided approach to discussing human enhancement: the critical approach of attempting to reach human perfection and the ethics within that idea and the endless capabilities of technology that have greatly impacted the medical field. It is essential to discuss both aspects within these emerging technologies, whether as separate entities or as cohesive units. Ranging from disease detection and treatment to implants and prosthetics to robotics and genetic engineering, human enhancement technologies are widespread and multi-purposed. By going beyond the capabilities of human hands, these technologies have propelled modern medicine and healthcare to new levels that have allowed humans to face new treatments or assistive technologies not seen before. The Research Anthology on Emerging Technologies and Ethical Implications in Human Enhancement covers the primary technologies and tools being used in medicine and healthcare along with discussions on the ethics of enhancing the human body. Topics covered include prosthetics and implants, robotics, human disorders/diseases and treatments and smart technologies, along with law and theory. This publication serves as a valuable reference work for doctors, medical professionals, researchers, students, professionals, and practitioners involved in fields that include ethics, medicine, computer science, robotics, genetics, assistive technologies, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, and biotechnology.
Categories: Science

Handbook of Nanoethics

Handbook of Nanoethics

Consideration was mostly given to farranging, futuristic, and speculative developments such as nano-robots and radical human enhancement, which provoked criticism of “speculative nanoethics” [→5, →6]. Beyond such futuristic elements ...

Author: Gunjan Jeswani

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110669473

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 422

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With nanotechnology being a relatively new field, the questions regarding safety and ethics are steadily increasing with the development of the research. This book aims to give an overview on the ethics associated with employing nanoscience for products with everyday applications. The risks as well as the regulations are discussed, and an outlook for the future of nanoscience on a manufacturer’s scale and for the society is provided. Handbook of Nanoethics is perfect for , academicians and scientist, as well as all other industry professionals and researchers. It is a good introduction for newcomers in the field who do not want to dive deep into the details but are eager to understand the ethical challenges and possible solution related to nanotechnology and ethics.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Applied Ethics Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Applied Ethics  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Within this branch, one of the main concerns is to discuss when it is ethically permissible (or required) to use medicine or other kinds of technology (for example, nanotechnology or information technology) that can enhance humans.

Author: Jesper Ryberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199810239


Page: 39

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Philosophy, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study Philosophy. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Spiritualities Ethics and Implications of Human Enhancement and Artificial Intelligence

Spiritualities  Ethics  and Implications of Human Enhancement and Artificial Intelligence

By taking a religiously and spiritually literature approach, this volume gets the heart of several emerging ethical issues crucial to both human identity and personhood beyond the human as technology advances in the areas of human ...

Author: Ray Kurzweil


ISBN: 1622738896

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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By taking a religiously and spiritually literature approach, this volume gets the heart of several emerging ethical issues crucial to both human identity and personhood beyond the human as technology advances in the areas of human enhancement and artificial intelligence (AI). Several significant questions are addressed by the contributors, such as: How far should we go in improving our biological selves? How long should we aspire to live? What are fair and just human enhancements? When will AIs become people? What does AI spirituality consist of? Can AIs do more than project humour and emotions? What are the religious undertones of these high technology quests for better AI and improved human existence? Established and emerging voices explore these questions, and more, in Spiritualities, ethics, and implications of human enhancement and artificial intelligence. This volume will be of interest to university students and researchers absorbed by issues surrounding spiritualities, human enhancement, and artificial intelligence; while also providing points for reflection for the wider public as these topics become increasingly important to our common future.
Categories: Philosophy

Research Anthology on Business Strategies Health Factors and Ethical Implications in Sports and eSports

Research Anthology on Business Strategies  Health Factors  and Ethical Implications in Sports and eSports

Chemical cognitive enhancement: is it unfair, unjust, discriminatory, or cheating for healthy adults to use smart drugs? ... In Enhancing Human Capacities. ... Ethical Impact of Technological Advancements and Applications in Society.

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799877523

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1008

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From issues of racism to the severity of concussions to celebrity endorsements, the sports industry continues to significantly impact society. With the rise of eSports and its projection as the next billion dollar industry, it is vital that a multifaceted approach to sports research be undertaken. On one side, businesses are continually offering new methods for marketing and branding and finding the best ways to enhance consumer engagement and the consumer experience. On the other side, there has been progress and new findings in the physical fitness and training of the athletes themselves along with discussions on their psychology and wellbeing. This two-tiered approach to analyzing sports and eSports from a practical business perspective, along with a lens placed on the athletes themselves, provides a comprehensive view of the current advancements, technologies, and strategies within various aspects of the sports and esports industry. Research Anthology on Business Strategies, Health Factors, and Ethical Implications in Sports and eSports covers the latest findings on all factors of sports: the branding and marketing of sports and eSports, studies on athletes and consumers, a dive into the ethics of sports, and the introduction of eSports to the industry. This wide coverage of all fields of research recently conducted leads this book to be a well-rounded view of how sports are functioning in modern times. Highlighted topics include branding tactics, consumer engagement, eSports history and technologies, ethics and law, and psychological studies of athlete wellness. This book is ideal for sports managers, athletes, trainers, marketers, brand managers, advertisers, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested working in the fields of sports medicine, law, physical education, assistive technologies, marketing, consumer behavior, and psychology.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Technology Ethics

Technology Ethics

technologies enhance or undermine our capacity to lead good lives are so numerous and varied that no single book can ... This is the central task of Technology Ethics. ... Technology Ethics is an anthology of new work to fill this gap.

Author: Gregory J. Robson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000830231

Category: Philosophy

Page: 456

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The first of its kind, this anthology in the burgeoning field of technology ethics offers students and other interested readers 32 chapters, each written in an accessible and lively manner specifically for this volume. The chapters are conveniently organized into five parts: I. Perspectives on Technology and its Value II. Technology and the Good Life III. Computer and Information Technology IV. Technology and Business V. Biotechnologies and the Ethics of Enhancement A hallmark of the volume is multidisciplinary contributions both (1) in "analytic" and "continental" philosophies and (2) across several hot-button topics of interest to students, including the ethics of autonomous vehicles, psychotherapeutic phone apps, and bio-enhancement of cognition and in sports. The volume editors, both teachers of technology ethics, have compiled a set of original and timely chapters that will advance scholarly debate and stimulate fascinating and lively classroom discussion. Downloadable eResources (available from provide a glossary of all relevant terms, sample classroom activities/discussion questions relevant for chapters, and links to Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entries and other relevant online materials. Key Features: Examines the most pivotal ethical questions around our use of technology, equipping readers to better understand technology’s promises and perils. Explores throughout a central tension raised by technological progress: maintaining social stability vs. pursuing dynamic social improvements. Provides ample coverage of the pressing issues of free speech and productive online discourse.
Categories: Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society

Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society

This anthology delivers an introduction to the ethical implications of nanotechnology, and explores current and future issues, including issues in privacy, eugenics and human enhancement, international regulation, and artificial ...

Author: David H. Guston

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412969871

Category: Nanotechnology

Page: 1025

View: 238

"Labeled either as the 'next industrial revolution' or as just 'hype', nanoscience and nanotechnologies are controversial, touted by some as the likely engines of spectacular transformation of human societies and even human bodies, and by others as conceptually flawed. These challenges make an encyclopedia of nanoscience and society an absolute necessity. Providing a guide to what these understandings and challenges are about, the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society offers accessible descriptions of some of the key technical achievements of nanoscience along with its history and prospects. Rather than a technical primer, this encyclopedia instead focuses on the efforts of governments around the world to fund nanoscience research and to tap its potential for economic development as well as to assess how best to regular a new technology for the environmental, occupational, and consumer health and safety issues related to the field. Contributions examine and analyze the cultural significance of nanoscience and nanotechnologies and describe some of the organizations, and their products, that promise to make nanotechnologies a critical part of the global economy. Written by noted scholars and practitioners from around the globe, these two volumes offer nearly 500 entries describing the societal aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology."--Publisher's description.
Categories: Nanotechnology

Responsibility in Nanotechnology Development

Responsibility in Nanotechnology Development

New York: Oxford University Press. ... International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects. 1982. ... Assessing expectations: Towards a toolbox for an ethics of emerging technologies.

Author: Simone Arnaldi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401791038

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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This book disentangles the complex meanings of responsibility in nanotechnology development by focusing on its theoretical and empirical dimensions. The notion of responsibility is extremely diversified in the public discourse of nanoscale technologies. Addressed are major disciplinary perspectives working on nanotechnology, e.g. philosophy, sociology, and political science, as well as the major multidisciplinary areas relevant to the innovation process, e.g. technology assessment and ethics. Furthermore, the interplay between such expertises, disciplines, and research programmes in providing a multidisciplinary understanding of responsibility is emphasized.
Categories: Philosophy

New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice

New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice

Other examples include the Deutscher Ethikrat (Germany's National Ethics Council), the US Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, the Comitato Nazionale per la Bioetica (Italy's National Bioethics Committee), ...

Author: Molly K. Land

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316846117

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 579

New technological innovations offer significant opportunities to promote and protect human rights. At the same time, they also pose undeniable risks. In some areas, they may even be changing what we mean by human rights. The fact that new technologies are often privately controlled raises further questions about accountability and transparency and the role of human rights in regulating these actors. This volume - edited by Molly K. Land and Jay D. Aronson - provides an essential roadmap for understanding the relationship between technology and human rights law and practice. It offers cutting-edge analysis and practical strategies in contexts as diverse as autonomous lethal weapons, climate change technology, the Internet and social media, and water meters. This title is also available as Open Access.
Categories: Political Science



Eysenck, H.J, 'The Intelligence Controversy: The Ethical Problem', in Ethical Issues in Scientific Research: An Anthology, ed E. Erwin, S. Gendin and L. Kleinman (New York, Garland, 1994), pp. 371–375. Indeed, this has been offered as a ...

Author: Helga Kuhse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118941508

Category: Medical

Page: 800

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Now fully revised and updated, Bioethics: An Anthology, 3rd edition, contains a wealth of new material reflecting the latest developments. This definitive text brings together writings on an unparalleled range of key ethical issues, compellingly presented by internationally renowned scholars. The latest edition of this definitive one-volume collection, now updated to reflect the latest developments in the field Includes several new additions, including important historical readings and new contemporary material published since the release of the last edition in 2006 Thematically organized around an unparalleled range of issues, including discussion of the moral status of embryos and fetuses, new genetics, neuroethics, life and death, resource allocation, organ donations, public health, AIDS, human and animal experimentation, genetic screening, and issues facing nurses Subjects are clearly and captivatingly discussed by globally distinguished bioethicists A detailed index allows the reader to find terms and topics not listed in the titles of the essays themselves
Categories: Medical