The goal of the project “Superhumains.ch” is to educate, inform and dialogue with high school (Matura) and professional students (Berufsschule) about bioethical issues regarding the use of emerging technologies on humans.
Recent technological progresses have made technological modifications of human beings a real possibility. Many “normal traits” may be artificially “enhanced”. Therefore, ethical issues related to human enhancement have started to be seriously considered by scholars around the world. While such a technological kind of revolution concerns the society as a whole, debates addressing the ethical issues related to human enhancement have mainly been restricted to academics.
The objective of “Superhumains.ch” is therefore to dialogue with and give high school and professional students the opportunity to think, write and illustrate about these issues as part as their biology and/or art courses. The first step of the project is to dialogue and inform the students of both already existing as well as future potential possibilities to technologically modify human beings. The second step is to give them conceptual tools that will help them to construct strong arguments related to ethical issues related to human enhancement. The third step is to give the students the opportunity to share their thinking about such issues to a larger public through an exhibition and a public presentation of their projects. They will write and illustrate online articles that will be published on a website and a blog.
- Website of the project
- Webpage of the project on the University of Zurich
- Summary on the SNSF webpage: http://p3.snf.ch/project-151527
- Details about the science-communication Agora-grant: http://goo.gl/zbAZ08
- Brochure and Program of the mini-academy at the Brocher Foundation