Talk:Human enhancement

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Regeneration[edit]

Perhaps that Regeneration_(biology) needs to be mentioned here; significant progress is being made that can be used for human therapy aswell (ie http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4888080.stm , Axolotl 81.242.234.114 (talk) 11:09, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

I am skeptical since regeneration is not a technique/technology. We should mention a technique/technology which enables regeneration. --Loremaster (talk) 19:36, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Benefits of Human Enhancement[edit]

The future of human enhancements will play an important role in the future of human health and quality of life. In the fields of pharmaceuticals, genetic engineering, nanotechnology and other enhancement devices scientists are discovering new ways to eradicate disease. From the pharmaceutical industry working on a new class of drugs that are mechanism-based and memory enhancing and drugs coated with nanoparticles to looking at devices that replace damaged body parts with artificial body parts using 3d printing. These are just a few of the many research projects that are happening now. Human enhancement will benefit many and create a healthier human population that will lead us into this new era of human research and development.

April 29, 2014 Christy F

Sources

(DUJS) Steward, John “Human Enhancement” Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science, November 19, 2013: 01 April, 2014 <http://dujs.dartmouth.edu/fall-2013/human-enhancement> (THEGAR) Cully, Meagan. “What on earth is this thing and how exactly can it help me?” The guardian.com March 31, 2014: 01, April, 2014 http://www.theguardian.com/what-is-nano/what-is-nano-and-how-can-it-help-me — Preceding unsigned comment added by ChristyF (talkcontribs) 03:21, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Social 'Enhancements'[edit]

Are socially-constructed 'institutions' - such as clothing, language, education, money, buildings, cities, nationhood - properly considered either (a) enhancements or (b) precursors to enhancement? Many of the same dimensions apply to them (advancing differences between persons in a population, or potentially reducing the impact of human differences and the ability or inability of any set of persons / individuals to be, become, or remain viable as living beings? MaynardClark (talk) 01:37, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Let it Be[edit]

Evolution occurs in many ways, whether naturally (without human intervention) or by science. The article is informative but I feel there is an underlying fear that this technology will damage society. If we look back in history, we have always had reservations about new technology; electricity caused worry, the automobile...these items have provided much progress, but also negative effects if studied closely. It is good to use caution with new technology, but we cannot hinder its growth. The links cited lead easily to more discussion and are well researched. Both benefits and concerns of Human Enhancement are represented. The authors highly educated and some are scientists themselves, and use technical language, so it is not easy to discern their individual stances on the subject, whether for or against. For the above average reader, there is a good collection of information to form a point of view on the subject.LustyMar (talk) 15:12, 18 September 2016 (UTC)