January 7th, 2006

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Shall we enhance?

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,635174444,00.html

Shall we enhance?

Transhumanism says we're a species in flux

By Elaine Jarvik

Deseret Morning News

Stupidity and sadness, cancer and bad golf scores. In the world
according to transhumanism, these and other human frailties will
eventually go the way of scurvy. Also on the horizon: immortality.
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Jessica Berry, Deseret Morning News
The possibilities are either tantalizing or terrifying, depending
on your point of view. Transhumanists embrace a future in which everyone
has the right to live a life beyond current biological limitations.
Their detractors argue that all these radical enhancements will make us
less human.
That depends on what you mean by "human," say transhumanists,
whose very name suggests a species in flux.

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