Human Augmentation And Human Enhancement

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Human augmentation is any attempt to temporarily or permanently overcome the current limitations of the human body through natural or artificial means. The fusion of genetic and mechanical technologies will allow humanity as a whole to overcome the limitations of our own biology. Human augmentation or human 'enhancement ' is not only an inevitable next step in our human evolution but it is also morally sound to encourage this development. I believe that humanity will not only accept this, but that we have already taken the steps to embrace it. Humanity is almost always at a crossroads. Our choices that we 've made throughout history has led to where we are now, in a rapidly changing world and an exciting time in human history. The growth…show more content…
Many societies that are grappling with the challenge of a rapidly ageing population are increasing the demand for regenerative medicine, which holds the promise of growing tissue and organs in the laboratory and allows surgeons to safely implant them when the body is unable to heal itself. Traffic accidents and war amputations are also spurring interest in the field. Scientists are already able to engineer tissue using various biomaterials, and believe that stem cells, especially ones called induced pluripotent stem cells (adult cells that have been genetically reprogrammed to an embryonic stem cell-like state) provide another significant opportunity in this field. With anything new and relatively unexplored, there is bound to be skepticism. While human beings are extremely adaptable, we hold certain patterns and premeditations that we are to some extent, hesitant to change. From the innovations of the industrial revolution to the bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, one can be fearful of the rapid change involved with technology. Several arguments of ethics can be rightly put forth against transhumanism (developing and making available technologies to greatly enhance humanity intellectually, physically, and psychologically) and these arguments have been expressed rapidly day by day, year by year. For example, "What makes us human? And at
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