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Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies

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With rapid advancements in human enhancement technologies, society struggles with many issues, such as definition, effects, participation, regulation, and control. Current and future initiatives in these technologies may not be in the participants’ best interests; therefore, it is imperative for research on humanitarian considerations to be available to those affiliated with this field. Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies compiles prestigious research and provides a well-rounded composite of the field’s role in emerging technologies. Addressing both present and future concerns, this publication serves as a valuable reference work for researchers, students, professionals, and practitioners involved in computer science and the humanities, as well as many engaged in a humanities approach to metasystems, new artificial life, and robotics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: Ethics, Wearable Technology, and Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. “OK, GLASS… TEACH A CLASS”
    3. FRAMING GLASS WITH DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP (A/K/A FOUR-EYED CITIZENSHIP)
    4. TEACHING AND LEARNING #THROUGHGLASS
    5. GLASS MAKES EVERY MOMENT A TEACHABLE MOMENT
    6. GLASSING INTO THE UNKNOWN
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 2: Anticipating Human Enhancement
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ANALYZING BODYWARE IN PRACTICE: THE RFID STUDENT LOCATOR PROJECT
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 3: Mapping Human Enhancement Rhetoric
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WHAT IS HUMAN ENHANCEMENT RHETORIC?
    4. SOME CHALLENGES AND PROBLEMS MAPPING HUMAN ENHANCEMENT RHETORIC
    5. CHANGING ETHICAL POSITIONS
    6. HET USERS: SHIFTING HUMAN CONCEPTS AND BOUNDARIES
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  12. Chapter 4: Human Enhancement
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CONUNDRUM OF DEFINING HUMAN ENHANCEMENT
    4. LIMITATIONS OF ETHICAL TOOLS USED TO EVALUATE HUMAN ENHANCEMENT
    5. LIVING UP TO THE IDEAL HUMAN: EVALUATING HUMAN ENHANCEMENT
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 5: The Ethics of Seeking Body Perfection, with Continual Reference to Heidi Montag
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. POSTHUMANISM AND BODY MODIFICATION
    4. READING HEIDI MONTAG’S BODY: FOUR ETHICAL DIMENSIONS
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 6: Neurosurgery to Enhance Brain Function
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. HISTORY OF PSYCHOSURGERY
    5. PATIENT AUTONOMY AND INFORMED CONSENT
    6. MOOD ENHANCEMENT
    7. THERAPEUTIC ENHANCEMENT BY ELECTRICAL BRAIN MODULATION
    8. NEUROETHICAL CRITIQUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS, AND LEGISLATION
    9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 7: Super Soldiers (Part 1)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. A BRIEF BACKGROUND
    4. WHAT IS MILITARY HUMAN ENHANCEMENT?
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 8: Super Soldiers (Part 2)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTERNATIONAL LAW
    4. DOMESTIC LAW
    5. OPERATIONS
    6. ETHICS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 9: Human Enhancing Technologies and Individual Privacy Right
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PRIVACY OVERVIEW
    4. PROTECTION OF SENSITIVE AND HEALTH INFORMATION
    5. HET ORIGINATED PRIVACY THREATS
    6. HET AS A LEGAL CHALLENGE
    7. ROLE OF BUSINESS ETHICS
    8. POLICY IMPLICATIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 10: Human Enhancement Technologies and Democratic Citizenship
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WORLD DISCLOSURE
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. REGISTRATION
    6. INTERMEDIATION
    7. CASTING THE BALLOT
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  19. Chapter 11: Defining and Analyzing Disability in Human Enhancement
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. DEFINITIONS, DISTINCTIONS, AND CHALLENGES IN SELECT MODELS OF DISABILITY
    3. AMBIGUITY, AUTHENTICITY, AND THE AB/NORMALITY CONSTRUCT
    4. FORCED PRIVACY AND THE PRIVILEGE TO HIDE
    5. RECENT TRENDS IN REGULATION AND THE ETHICS OF DEVELOPMENT
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 12: Technic Self-Determination
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE WILL TOWARD SELF-DETERMINATION
    5. ESSENCE AS DISSENT
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  21. Chapter 13: Technology and the Memetic Self
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
    5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 14: Enhancement and Identity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCEPTIONS OF NUMERICAL AND NARRATIVE IDENTITY
    4. AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY AND IDENTITY
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. ENDNOTES
  23. Related References
  24. Compilation of References
  25. About the Contributors