We're not strangers to the ethical debates in the workplace or in our dealings with others, yet there is clearly a potential struggle when we look at human enhancement using technology.
This article reveals the challenges being discussed in the medical/science community.
Human dignity and human enhancement may not be mutually exclusive - indeed I think the use of prosthetics may be such a case. If there are no adverse effects can any human be enhanced or augmented with anything?
There are clearly religious, political and commercial influences but these may or may not be useful indicators. Will in some way shape or form decide the future of the ethical debate?
For me it leaves the question of is there a line to be drawn... I don't know.
Brain computer interfaces have sparked tremendous interest in the field of neuroscience: we are at a stage where monkeys can control robots and people can answer emails simply with their thoughts. On the flipside, revolutionary systems like these are criticised for their seeming lack of ethical consideration. Are these criticisms entirely justified?