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The Transhumanist Risk: Protecting Our Need for Efforts, Key for our Feeling of Achievement and Pillar of our Modern Societies | Abstract
Review of Public Administration and Management

Review of Public Administration and Management
Open Access

ISSN: 2315-7844

44-7723-850004

Abstract

The Transhumanist Risk: Protecting Our Need for Efforts, Key for our Feeling of Achievement and Pillar of our Modern Societies

Yasmine Bennani

The transhumanist idea aspires to improve human capacities using new scientific technologies such as gene editing, drugs or artificial intelligence. Transhumanism therefore directly threatens to modify human nature. In this paper, I suggest that cognitive enhancement could jeopardize one major human drive; our sense of achievement. I explain how it might cancel out the need for efforts that is at the heart of our feeling of achievement. This presents the risk of undermining the pleasures with get from satisfaction about ourselves and admiration from others and, more importantly, of redefining the structures of our society

Published Date: 2021-03-23; Received Date: 2021-02-16

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