- The Genetics of Fear (Henry Greely)
Sci-fi fantasies about the risks of genetic engineering can't get in the way of life-saving research. A response to Jamie Metzl.
- Top Pentagon Scientists Fear Brain-Modified Foes (Wired)
There's concern in some corners of the U.S. military about "enemy activities in sleep research," neuro-pharmaceutical performance enhancement, and "brain-computer interfaces."
- Amputees fight caps in coverage for prosthetics (USA Today)
There is a nationwide fight by amputees and the prosthetics industry to get the states and Congress to require fuller coverage for artificial limbs. The insurance industry is fighting the effort, saying such mandates drive up costs and reduce the flexibil
- Triumph of the Pill (Reason Magazine)
Why brain doping on campus is no cause for concern
June 11, 2008
What I've been reading: 2008-06-11
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That story about the US military and brain enhancement for soldiers is interesing. I'm surprised how our military seems so open to the idea of human enhancement when many of our government leaders are so conservative.
I like your blog, there's lots of informative and interesting content.
Check out my new neuroscience/neurotechnology/artificial intelligence blog. I try to cover a few transhumanist/enhancement type stuff once and a while.
Have a good one.
These reading lists are great -- thank you!
There's a line in the "Triumph of the Pill" article that really sums up the debate about ADD drugs on college campuses: "As usual, the law gets it backwards: While it is perfectly legal to feed—even force feed—Ritalin to a child, unsupervised use by knowledgeable grownups is a crime." Yikes.
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