Cognitive Enhancement: Methods, Ethics, Regulatory Challenges

25 March 2009

Nick Bostrom and Anders Sandberg

Science and Engineering Ethics Volume 15, Number 3, 311-341 DOI: 10.1007/s11948-009-9142-5

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Cognitive enhancement takes many and diverse forms. Various methods of cognitive enhancement have implications for the near future. At the same time, these technologies raise a range of ethical issues. For example, they interact with notions of authenticity, the good life, and the role of medicine in our lives. Present and anticipated methods for cognitive enhancement also create challenges for public policy and regulation.