Designer people: Is technology making us less human?

Technological advances have benefitted humanity and fitting prosthetic limbs to amputees raises no moral objections.  But, how might we respond if designers invite us to upgrade to Arm 2.0 or Brain 4.0?  Is there a point where technology transforms what it means to be human and should we be wary or embrace it?  Filmed at the Battle of Ideas, speakers include: Daisy Ginsberg, design fellow, Synthetic Aesthetics, Stanford University/University of Edinburgh; Professor Andy Miah, director, Creative Futures Research Centre, University of West Scotland; Marilyn Mond, emeritus professor of molecular embryology, University College London; Susana Soares, designer; senior lecturer, London Southbank University. The debate is chaired by Sandy Starr from the Progess Educational Trust.

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