Concept of liquid modernity and transhumanism according to Nick Bostrom

The concept of Liquid Modernity, by Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, constitutes an excellent conceptual tool box with which to address the changes considered with regard to man and human nature based on the most recent advances in biotechnology and the challenge posed by...

Sophia robot public speech ends with the recognization of its citezenship

Could it be a step to posthumanism or a single marketing strategy or both? Robot first public speech. Meet Sophia, a robot who made her first public appearance in the Saudi Arabian city of Riyadh on Monday. Sophia was such a hit she was immediately given Saudi citizenship –...

Possible production of children from artificial gamets. In vitro gametogenesis ethical problems

Breakthrough raises call for debate over prospect of artificial human eggs A new technical procedure, in vitro gametogenesis, is blazing a trail among new technologies. It basically consists of deriving both gametes — sperm and eggs — from a skin cell. An embryo can be created...

Transhumanism. Error of the gods or the power of man? A phylosofical approach

Technological progress urgently needs the emergence of moral progress so that the spark of reason does not consume the existence of humankind The technical skills of humans have always been remarkable throughout history, so much so that, even now, the artifacts of classical...

New artificial species. Could they affect biodiversity?

An article was recently published in the blog Practical Ethics, defending the use of synthetic biology and gene editing to obtain new organisms that do not exist in nature. Its author argues that if biodiversity is valuable, then it should be promoted, adding new species instead...

Hospital care. An ethical reflection on the Ashya King case

Updated 7/3/2017 See Charlie Gard case (HERE) we think both cases have in common the infringement patient autonomy by NHS hospitals Media coverage of the case of Ashya King, a 5-year-old English boy with hospital care wich was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour, has done...

Is progress being made towards the creation of artificial life?

Recent press reports have highlighted what appears to be a major advance towards the creation of artificial life, when they reported the total synthesis of the first chromosome of an organism, a yeast, that is biologically more similar to humans than to bacteria[1]. The study was...