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Is Cognitive Enhancement Immoral?
October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CEST
Humans have been learning more and more about themselves in recent decades thanks to our developing technology. Our brain, its chemistry, the connections and its signaling are being better understood, granting us insight how we can increase the efficiency of our operating organ. This insight is resulting in a new type of technology: cognitive enhancement.
Cognitive enhancement is the augmenting modulation of our -cognitive- functioning, allowing humans to achieve more and better results in a world that is increasingly demanding and goal-oriented. One might ask though, is this the way we want to go? Is engaging in an arms-race between self-imposed input and biological processing capacity too big a burden to bear, especially when it comes to adolescents and young adults trying to cope with increasing demands in school? Or are these, perhaps, the wrong questions to ask. Is cognitive enhancement something that should be freely available for those who wish to make an impact on this world, without judgement? For those who want to maximize the fruits with the precious time they have on this planet?
Enhancement is quite well known to humans: caffeine is something most of us indulge in which is socially accepted. However, where is the line? Aderall, Ritalin, perhaps microdosing LSD. When is it no longer socially acceptable, and when should it be?
As always, to explore and discuss the answers to these questions, you are invited to join the next Online Discussion hosted by the MIND Members Association.
Participation is free and open to everyone: Register below and you will receive the zoom link via e-mail.