London, September 17
Nearly two thirds of individuals in main Western European nations would think about augmenting the human physique with know-how to enhance their lives, principally to enhance well being, in accordance with analysis commissioned by Kaspersky.
As humanity journeys additional right into a technological revolution that its leaders say will change each facet of our lives, alternatives abound to remodel the methods our our bodies function from guarding towards most cancers to turbo-charging the mind.
The Opinium Research survey of 14,500 individuals 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 different 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 worldwide 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 laptop chip in its mind for 2 months, exhibiting off an early step towards the objective of curing human ailments with the identical kind of implant.
The survey discovered that most individuals wished any human augmentation to work for the nice of humanity, although there have been issues that it will be harmful for society and open to exploitation by hackers.
The survey confirmed the vast majority of individuals felt that solely the wealthy would be capable to get entry to human augmentation know-how. Reuters