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Zack Lynch is author of The Neuro Revolution: How Brain Science Is Changing Our World (St. Martin's Press, July 2009).
He is the founder and executive director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO) and co-founder of NeuroInsights. He serves on the advisory boards of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies, Science Progress, and SocialText, a social software company. Please send newsworthy items or feedback - to Zack Lynch.
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May 26, 2006

Human Enhancement and Human Rights This Weekend

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hethr_sm.jpgWhat better way to spend part of your memorial day weekend than with many of the world's leading thinkers pondering ways to make it possible to legally expand your cognition. If you are in the Bay Area I recommend checking out the line up at Human Enhancement Technologies and Human Rights conference taking place at the Stanford University Law School, Stanford, California. The event is sponsored by Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences, Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. The line up looked so good, I decided to sign up. I'm hoping it will be provide me with some additional ideas for a talk I am giving next Friday in Washington DC on "Emerging Neurotechnologies for Human Enhancement" at an American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting on, what else, enhancement. For a full list of speakers and abstracts click here.

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1. Kensai on June 5, 2006 10:26 AM writes...

Why should anyone object enhancing their potential by neurotech augmentation? Because it's not "natural"?

Well, so why cooking your food in electric ovens or sending e-mails is? Let's use fire and smoke signs...

I hope these conferences raise public awareness over the possibilities for the human race, not only the social issues that might arise by its unfair use.

Constantine.

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