[ExI] Pistorius

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Sat Jul 28 02:26:04 UTC 2012

I have been asked to write a piece on Oscar Pistorius participation in 
the olympics (and not the paralympics). Not being very sports interested 
myself, I would be curious to hear what more sports interested members 
of the list (if any) make of the whole thing.

Normalization of enhancement, the olympics as a biomedical freak show, 
personality cult, or recognition of enormous tenacity?

(At least the opening ceremony gave a special recognition to Sir Tim 
Berners-Lee - when was the last time a scientist or technologist was 
honored like that?)

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute
Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University

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