Re: Engaging Bioethics

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Mon Apr 30 2001 - 08:29:03 MDT

On 4/23/2001 Mark Walker wrote:
>Thanks for the report. I am surprised that the bioethicists thought genetic
>augmentation was a big overblown yawn. Is the thinking that the technology
>to do so is too distant to be of concern now? I can't imagine bioethicists
>thinking, e.g., that an attempt to augment the neocortex by doubling its
>size could be a yawning matter. Mark

For some, yes, they thought such changes were too far away to be worth
worrying about.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030-4444
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