This week’s group is presenting on human enhancement. I don’t really know where they are going with it, but I for one have not found a real reason not to pursue or implement these technologies. All the cons I have read on the subject seem to be scare tactics, or problems that can be addressed and fixed if openly discussed.
We fear the unknown. It is my belief that science has been pushing humanity forward throughout history and the technologies used in human enhancement are no different. Hundreds of years ago Galileo was persecuted for going against the geocentric belief that was popular at the time. Now we know that the sun is the center of our universe, not the earth. With this basic discovery we have been able to unlock many mysteries of our universe. What new things could we discover if we pursue the technologies used in human enhancement? More importantly, what will not be discovered if we choose not to pursue these technologies? I think that the pros of these technologies outweigh the cons.
If you want to read some good articles in favor of human enhancement visit Nick Bostrom’s web page: http://www.nickbostrom.com/