The race is not fair

Categories: Bio-tech, Ethics & Law
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Published on: September 3, 2012
Oscar Pistorius, right, called the T44 200m final won by Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira, left, unfair. Pistorius came second. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP


Yes, Oscar, as much as we all admire you the race is not fair. It has never meant to be. Just as you did change the world of athletics, Alan Oliveira did changed it again until the next race when someone else will change it.

The point of human enhancing is that there is never going to be end to the race, there is never going to be a dominant technology and it is never going to be fair. Because it is actually not race between two humans but between two technologies. And technologies evolve, emerge and prosper in technology life-cycles not in human life-cycles.

BTW see the interactive infografic below for some interesting data about the race:


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