Special Issue "The Impact of Biotechnology: A New Paradigm in Sport?"
A special issue of Philosophies (ISSN 2409-9287).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2020).
Interests: sport ethics; sport governance; human enhancement; better regulation
Interests: sport ethics; philosophy of games; doping; human enhancement
In the last few decades, technological progress has produced profound changes in humans’ view of technology. Technology has increased humans’ desire for improvement, helping them reach goals that were completely unattainable for earlier generations and only present in science fiction works. Advances in genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, nanotechnology, and biomedicine promise to allow humans to modify their genetic code, clone themselves, create hybrid beings, and connect computers to biological elements in the human organism. These advances could lead humans into a transhuman phase, where the radical alteration of their physical and psychological capacities would be possible. The creation of transhuman beings would likely affect sport. Given the difficulty of knowing the long-term effects on sport of these technological advances, in this Special Issue, we aim to explore potential short- and medium-term changes, which would be greater than the ones that have occurred since the creation of modern sport in the 19th century. Contributions to this Special Issue, thus, will explore challenges that technological progress poses to the notions of purity (of the sport, the body, and performance) and integrity (personal and sporting).
Dr. José Luis Pérez-Triviño
Dr. Francisco Javier Lopez Frias
Dr. Alberto Carrio Sampedro
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- human enhancement