Ethical Implications of ICT Implants

M Hildebrandt, B Anrig

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This chapter focuses on a variety of ethical implications of ICT implants. We will explain how different ethical implications arise from different types of implants, depending on the context in which they are used. After a first assessment of what is at stake, we will briefly discuss the Opinion 20 of the European Group on Ethics of Science and New Technologies as published in 2005. We will extend the scope of discussion by tracing the ethical implications for democracy and the Rule of Law, considering the use of implants for the repair as well as the enhancement of human capabilities. Finally, we will refer to a set of EU research projects that investigate the relevant ethical implications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman ICT Implants: Technical, Legal and Ethical Considerations
EditorsM. Gasson, E. Kosta, D.M. Bowman
Place of PublicationDordrecht
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Research programs

  • SAI 2005-04 MSS


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