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EPOCH - Ethics in Public Policy Making: The Case of Human Enhancement, a collaborative research project funded by the European Commission, 7th Framework Programme, Science in Society

EPOCH results: posters from the University of Calgary

The EPOCH project is based on the collaborative work of several partners spread over 12 countries. In the next week, this website will host selected works of these partners on the  of human enhancement. This post starts with the research of the University of Calgary:

Martin, Angelica; Ball, Natalie Tynedal, Jeremy; Yumakulov, Sophya; Wolbring, Gregor; (2012) The Coming Epoch of Enhanced Societies? The Challenge of Human Enhancement to Regulation, Ethics, and Public Policy  September 6-7, 2012 University of Padua,  Italy Exploring Discourse Surrounding Therapeutic Enhancement And Injured Veterans And Soldiers; in part supported by a SSHRC standard operating grant and supported in part by a USRP grant of the University of Calgary and European Union’s 7th framework programme grant Poster here http://www.crds.org/docs/Gregor_Wolbring/veteranasiabioethics.pdf

Ball, Natalie; Martin, Angelica; Wolbring, Gregor(2012) The Coming Epoch of Enhanced Societies? The Challenge of Human Enhancement to Regulation, Ethics, and Public Policy  September 6-7, 2012 University of Padua, Italy  Coverage Of Neuro And Cognitive Enhancement Beyond The Normal: Canada And USA ; in part supported by a SSHRC standard operating grant   and European Union’s 7th framework programme grant Poster see here  http://www.crds.org/docs/Gregor_Wolbring/Neuroenhancement%20Poster_Malaysiaball.pdf

EPOCH Final Conference

The Coming Epoch of Enhanced Societies?
The Challenge of Human Enhancement to Regulation, Ethics, and Public Policy
Padua, Italy, September 6-7, 2012

A convergence of technoscientific developments and of social and individual demands and desires appears to amount to a tendency towards an ‘enhancement society’. Increased productivity, better brains, longer and healthier lives, stronger bodies, and relief from sorrow have been actively sought by humans for centuries, but the recent breakthroughs in emerging sciences and technologies are considered by many as the instruments to transform these dreams into reality.

However, dramatic social disruptions, expanded social surveillance, new and increased inequalities and even dehumanization are feared as possible consequences of the development and diffusion of these ‘human enhancement technologies’.

The management of such contentious technologies requires a comprehensive governance
framework that does not exist yet in the EU or elsewhere. The FP7 Science in Society funded Collaborative Research Project EPOCH – “Ethics in Public Policy Making: The Case of Human Enhancement” has explored the interplay of ethics, regulation and policy making in the current governance of new and emerging science and technology, in order to elaborate a participatory, socially inclusive, and reflexive governance framework of human enhancement technologies.

The EPOCH Final Conference will gather together academia, decision-makers and members of society to generate new insights into the role of ethical expertise in European policy making on new and emerging science and technologies, and to discuss possible and desirable governance models of human enhancement technologies.

The EPOCH Project is funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program – Science in Society

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