Superhuman Workplace: will enhancements be standard?
By Janet Fang | November 8, 2012, 9:49 PM PST

Pilots with retinal implants to see at night. Surgeons on stimulants operate with a steady hand. Executives taking cognitive enhancers remain focused during presentations.

Scientific advances are bringing human enhancements into the workplace. While bionic limbs and exoskeletons are helping disabled people reenter the workforce, various forms of enhancement are being used increasingly by healthy people.

Sure, they’ve got the potential to help society and boost productivity, but these enhancements bring with them a range of ethical dilemmas, according to a new report.

“We’re not talking science fiction here, we’re talking about advances that could impact significantly on the way we work,” says study coauthor Genevra Richardson at King’s College London.

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