Could using technology to enhance our cognitive functions make people too smart for our own good? The problem, as Oxford University philosophers Julian Savulescu and Ingmar Persson see it [PDF], is that enabling people to become smarter via drugs, implants, and other biological (or genetic) interventions will speed up scientific and technological progress which in turn will increase the ability of smart evil people to make and deploy novel weapons of mass destruction.
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The perils of cognitive enhancement and the urgent imperative toenhance the moral character of humanity. Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu.
Fuente: Francisco Capella.