Three Cheers for the ‘Elite’!!! Cognitive Enhancement for All!!!

May 7, 2008

Moreover, we should be so lucky that our societal problems concern people who are overqualified and hypertalented. It may be, in some sense, unfair to create a class of enhanced people, but that does not mean that it is wrong to do so. If enhancements do work, perhaps they ought not be banned or restricted to prevent inequality but made more readily available. We ought to want more of them, not fewer.

– From The Ethics of Enhancement by David Plotz

Then again, I’ve never understood the fascination with the average. Why do we want everyone to be mediocre?

Here’s to an ‘elitism’ that everyone’s welcome to! You know, like science!

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