London, September 17
Nearly two thirds of individuals in main Western European nations would think about augmenting the human physique with expertise to enhance their lives, largely to enhance well being, in line with analysis commissioned by Kaspersky.
As humanity journeys additional right into a technological revolution that its leaders say will change each side of our lives, alternatives abound to remodel the methods our our bodies function from guarding in opposition to most cancers to turbo-charging the mind.
The Opinium Research survey of 14,500 folks in 16 nations, together with Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, confirmed that 63% of individuals would think about augmenting their our bodies to enhance them, although the outcomes various throughout Europe.
In Britain, France and Switzerland, assist for augmentation was low — at simply 25%, 32% and 36% respectively – whereas in Portugal and Spain it was a lot increased — at 60% in each.
“Human augmentation is one of the most significant technology trends today,” stated Marco Preuss, European director of world analysis and evaluation at Kaspersky, a Moscow-based cybersecurity agency.
“Augmentation enthusiasts are already testing the limits of what’s possible, but we need commonly agreed standards to ensure augmentation reaches its full potential while minimising the risks,” Preuss stated.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s neuroscience startup Neuralink final month unveiled a pig named Gertrude that has had a coin-sized pc chip in its mind for 2 months, displaying off an early step towards the aim of curing human ailments with the identical kind of implant.
The survey discovered that most individuals needed any human augmentation to work for the nice of humanity, although there have been issues that it could be harmful for society and open to exploitation by hackers.
The survey confirmed the vast majority of folks felt that solely the wealthy would be capable of get entry to human augmentation expertise. Reuters