Digest of terms

transhumanism

a philosophical movement which emerged from a science fiction background which explores the potential of information technology and other sciences to enhance humanity in ways that go beyond our present condition. It is popularised in Dan Brown's Inferno. Although the temptations of laboratory-based experimentation with human beings must never be overlooked, an opportunity to consider the personal and global advantages/disadvantages which may come from technological development is vital. In moral education, learning to appreciate the grounds for any universal humanism is a useful ambition.

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