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Better Humans? : The Politics of Human Enhancement and Life by Paul Miller

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And he argues that there are similarities to the way people dress to impress, use makeup, or resort to cosmetic surgery to make themselves attractive. ’ Unsurprisingly, some have expressed ethical concerns about what de Grey is proposing. ” The obvious answer is that, if that’s the case, so was inventing the wheel. We are people who have the ability to improve our world if there’s anything we don’t like about it. ’ de Grey plays down the level of resistance he’s faced from religious groups in particular: ‘We’re not talking about immortality here.

Unsurprisingly, some have expressed ethical concerns about what de Grey is proposing. ” The obvious answer is that, if that’s the case, so was inventing the wheel. We are people who have the ability to improve our world if there’s anything we don’t like about it. ’ de Grey plays down the level of resistance he’s faced from religious groups in particular: ‘We’re not talking about immortality here. If God still wants you to die you will, whether that’s because of ageing or because you get hit by a truck.

Breasts are being augmented. Wrinkles are being smoothed out. Fat is being suctioned out. Blood is being doped and moods are being calmed. If we don’t put a stop to this, who knows where we’re going to be? Everybody’s going to have a breast job. Everybody’s going to have pectoral implants. Everybody will run around trying to take drugs to alter their moods – to make them happy or complacent. ’ You might say that you are trying, in some sense, to present yourself in the world in a way that makes you feel better.

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