Thought-provoking for sure - Andy Miah, Director at the Creative Futures Institute and Chair of Ethics and Emerging Technologies - has an interesting take on human enhancement. Where the question of risk usually focus on "What happens if we go down that road?"... he asks "What happens if we don't?"
He was just yesterday one of the speakers at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue - more about that event here: http://cgd.swissre.com/events/Human_enhancement_technologies_pushing_the_boundaries.html
IF we go down that road, everything changes. We've already taken the first steps in that direction, of course. And if you think of this in terms of longevity - entire nations reaching the ages of 100-150 will become the norm. Personally, I'd say let's not play God. Realistically, I'm saying we already are.
Category: Funding longer lives: Health/medicine