Essay prompt: Human Enhancement technologies have opened the possibility for a radical transformation of humans into transhumans. In important ways this process has already begun, and the expectation is that over the next twenty years radical further human enhancement technologies will appear. Please find one type of human enchantment technology that you believe will have a huge impact in the future, describe it, explain how it might radically change society and human values and summarize what Professor Sandler and professor Savulescu might say about this technology. This assignment is your major essay in Bioengineering and Transhumanism.
Explore one new Human Enhancement Technology which you think will have profound impact on human civilization. Explore the consequences and utility of the use of the technology, as well as whether the technology in some ways harms our humanity. In your essay please include the disagreement between Professor Sandel and Professor Savulescu on the adoption of human enhancement technologies. In the conclusion to your essay, please answer the question, should the government regulate human enhancement technologies, and if yes, how much should it be regulated, and who should make the final decision: scientists, politicians, or the popular vote of the majority of people around the world? Can you just ban human ehnamcent technologies in only one country, or does it have to be a global ban? Could there be a danger that countries begin competing against each other perfecting super humans?
Grading Rubric for the paper on Human Enhancement Technologies:
Introduction and Conclusion
Introduction and Conclusion to Human Enhancement Technology researched: for full points an original and creative thesis, introduction and conclusion of how a human enhancement technology you researched will work and who is making it and what year it might start to make a big impact. A clear description of the sources you used to identify this human enhancement technology.
Discussion of how bio-conservatives Professor Sandel
Discussion of how bio-conservatives Professor Sandel would view the new technology your essay focuses on: for full points you need to show creativity and originality and incorporate skillfully quotes from Sandel.
Discussion of what transhumanist Julian Savulescu
Discussion of what transhumanist Julian Savulescu would say about the human enhancement technology you focus on. For full points you need to creatively discuss how this enhancement complements the transhumanist vision of the future. For full points you need to creativity work into essay quotations from Julian Savulescus article and video:
Discussion of consequences and cost/benefit analysis
Discussion of consequences and cost/benefit analysis of implementing and using the human enhancement technology you focus on. For full points you need to show originality and creatively.
Grammar and Style and Presentation
Grammar and Style and Presentation: For full points essay has a title, cover page, includes illustrations, and has a proper bibliography at the end. For full points you must use proper citation rules you learnt in your writing class, and the essay should avoid major grammar and spelling mistakes.