New Report: Human Enhancement and the Future of Work

Sum­ma­ry of the report just issued by The Roy­al Soci­ety in the UK: “Although the impact of human enhance­ment tech­nolo­gies has been wide­ly debat­ed, until now they have not been con­sid­ered in terms of their impact upon the nature of work…the Acad­e­my of Med­ical Sci­ences, British Acad­e­my, Roy­al Acad­e­my of Engi­neer­ing and Roy­al Soci­ety came togeth­er to host a small pol­i­cy-focused work­shop that brought togeth­er pol­i­cy-mak­ers with lead­ing experts…Starting the debate in this area, the work­shop report explores how, although human enhance­ment tech­nolo­gies might aid soci­ety, their use could raise seri­ous eth­i­cal, philo­soph­i­cal, reg­u­la­to­ry and eco­nom­ic issues that will need fur­ther con­sid­er­a­tion. The great­est imme­di­ate chal­lenges for reg­u­la­tors and oth­er pol­i­cy-mak­ers will arise from the use of drugs and dig­i­tal devices that enhance cog­ni­tion. Dia­logue with poten­tial users and the wider stake­hold­er com­mu­ni­ty, as well as stud­ies and com­mis­sioned research, will be required to bal­ance the risks and ben­e­fits of these tech­nolo­gies in the future workplace.”

  • To read key mes­sages: click Here
  • To down­load full report: click Here

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