Monday, January 30, 2006

There is no stop button in the race for human re-engineering

Madeleine Bunting has some interesting thoughts on bio-engineering, and the need for public debate sooner rather than later on its regulation:

What place will equality have in this brave new world? What place will privacy have when brain imaging can read our thoughts and transcranial magnetic stimulation can manipulate our thoughts? What powers over our brains will the state demand in the war against terror?

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