The Habits of Highly Successful Cyborgs: Artificial Enhancement and Equality

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James Edgar Lim Tjen Yao

Keywords

Artificial human enhancement, genetic modification, cyborgs

Abstract

Artificial human enhancement, which may involve both genetic modification and cyborglike enhancements to our physical capabilities, has become a distinct possibility. In addition to the great improvements enhancement might bring to our wellbeing, it can also exacerbate serious social problems, such as economic and political inequality. In this paper, I explore some of these problems. In addition, by building on theories of social justice by established philosophers such as John Rawls, Elizabeth Anderson and Debra Satz, I propose a list of principles which can regulate the inequality caused by artificial enhancement in a society of free and equal citizens.

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