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Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

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IEET featured in New York Times article on cyborg athletes

May 15, 2007

Congrats to George for (yet again) getting the IEET noticed by the big media and blogosphere. This time he was quoted in the May 15, 2007 story in the New York Times (sub reqd) titled “An Amputee Sprinter: Is He Disabled or Too-Abled?”

A sobering question was posed recently on the Web site of the Connecticut-based Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. ‘Given the arms race nature of competition,’ will technological advantages cause “athletes to do something as seemingly radical as having their healthy natural limbs replaced by artificial ones?” wrote George Dvorsky, a member of the institute’s board of directors. ‘Is it self-mutilation when you’re getting a better limb?’


Contact: Executive Director, Dr. James J. Hughes,
IEET, 35 Harbor Point Blvd, #404, Boston, MA 02125-3242 USA
phone: 860-428-1837