TRANSHUMANISM (Gregor Wolbring)
Many apologies to Gregor and every one who wanted to participate in this workshop. Unfortunately technical difficulties prevented us from carrying out the web chat as planned.
Gregor Wolbring is a disability rights activist and researcher interested in TRANSHUMANISM (the "upgrading" of the human body) and what relationship this seemingly marginal movement has to corporate strategy to open up new markets for body enhancement products. Many people are concerned about this. The disability rights community is especially vigilant about the threat of putting the body under particular aesthetic regimes.
Gregor has very helpfully provided us with the notes from the talk he would have given.
Wolbring G. 2005/2006 Title HTA Initiative #23: The triangle of enhancement **medicine, disabled people, and the concept of health: a new challenge for HTA, health research and health policy. Direct download link http://www.ahfmr.ab.ca/download.php/954da463c9a6c633bdafefd1aaf23844/