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Cognitive enhancement: risk or reward?

Sustainable History theory requires not merely the absence of oppression but the presence of recognition.’

E-International Relations has published the latest article from GCSP’s Head of Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan. The ‘Sustainable History’ Thesis: A guide for Regulating Trans- and Post-Humanism discusses the transformative nature of inequality due to technological advancements and a prioritisation of dignity-based governance to achieve ‘Sustainable History’

Professor Al-Rodhan reveals, ‘The notion of inequality is bound to acquire new connotations in the coming decades beyond the problem of economic disparity.’ He finishes the article by stating, ‘While I believe that enhancements and transhumanism are inevitable, there is an urgent need for regulation of enhancements to ensure that human dignity is not side-tracked.’

Find out more about Professor Al-Rodhan’s theories around trans- and post-humanism.

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GCSP expert Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan is running the Geopolitics and Global Futures Symposium from 20-22 June in Geneva. A three-day course: day one, Future of Outer Space Security; day two: Transformative Technologies and Security; day three: Neurophilosophy of Global Security.  

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