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October Cafe - Human Enhancement Technology in Sport

The whole issue of human enhancement is also a major area of debate. Can HET be used to help diasbled athletes? Running blades, powered ankle joints and cutting-edge wheelchair design are just some of the technologies that could allow disabled athletes to compete at the highest level and challenge perceptions of disability. Could such enhanced Paralympians ever compete with, or even beat the performance of able-bodied athletes? If so, how do we ensure a level playing field? Are we moving towards a post-human future? All we all cyborgs? Topics that were once only tackled within the realm of science fiction are now on the horizon of science fact. Read on

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The Link to "Inside Incredible Athletes" has been removed as the video is no longer available