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Ethical considerations of cyborgs

Article I missed when it came out a few months back, but directly connected to the thesis edits for next week.

See Science & Theology News – I, robot? Ethical considerations of cyborgs

Crittenden said cyborgs may provoke humanity to engage in what he calls “self-deselection” — the idea that in replacing parts of our bodies with mechanical devices we will essentially be replacing ourselves with another species. Our technologically based culture is the first step in the descent toward self-deselection, he said.

“Although many scholars see positive uses of the cyborg imagery,” he writes, “I argue that they downplay, or in many cases entirely ignore, the dangers. Dangers that, if they come to pass, are apocalyptic.”

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