Thursday, January 26, 2006

Will enhancements help or hurt?

In bioethics, where we are concerned with allocation of scarce resources, one of the questions that needs to be discussed is access to enhancement technologies. Scientists at the World Economic Forum are concerned that cognitive enhancement, IQ boosters and drugs designed to attack genetic weaknesses may increase competition in the future and create a playing field that is far from equal. Sounds like a place for the Gund Institute of Ecological Economics to weigh in.

1 comment:

beena said...

The enhancement of technologies,ofcourse may increase competions in future,yet more than that ,it is helpful too. less pain,less time,less tension,less confusion and quick remedy are the positive contribution made by advanced technologies.ethical issues may come on certain context.But,good or bad depends upon the situations.