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Human Enhancement in Sports

  • Andy MiahEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter examines the range of sciences and technologies that converge around sports and the implications of this for issues of fairness and ethics. First, it outlines some of the recent scientific developments that speak to the convergence of disciplines pertinent to sports enhancements. Second, it considers the consequences of convergence within sport, inquiring into the practical ethical issues it provokes. Finally, it explores examples of technological effect in sport, which, collectively, articulate how far ranging are the many ways in which innovation converges on sports. In so doing, it provides a taxonomy of innovations which reveal the complexity of technological change in sports and the challenge of isolating artifice from nature.

Keywords

Sport Prosthetics Gene doping Anti-doping Transhumanism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chair in Science Communication and Future Media, School of Environment and Life SciencesUniversity of SalfordManchesterUK

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