Discussion Forum: Implications of Enhancement

Jan 11, 2011 by Sara Steger

In the spring, we will shift our focus on Human Enhancement from “possibilities” to “implications.”  We will open the spring series with a discussion forum on Wednesday, January 19th at 7:30pm in the UT Dallas Conference Center.  In this informal, roundtable discussion, local experts will begin the discussion with statements, followed by a question and answer session.  The panelists include Sarah Rose, UT Arlington; Richard Scotch, UT Dallas; and Fred Grinnell, UT Southwestern. Matthew J. Brown, UT Dallas will moderate.

We will address two provocative issues:

  1. What does it mean to be human?
  2. Whether and what kinds of limits – ethical, moral, legal, political – should be placed on human enhancement technology?