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Tuesday July 26, 2016

How Americans View New Technologies That ‘Enhance’ Human Abilities

Although most people aren't too keen on some of these technologies, many believe that they will come to pass in the next fifty years. Just by a show of hands, how many of you believe artificially made organs will be routinely available for transplant by the year 2066?

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While the public expresses more worry than enthusiasm about human enhancements, most expect many enhancements will happen within the next 50 years. Fully 81% of U.S. adults expect artificially made organs to be routinely available for transplant by the year 2066. Roughly two-thirds (66%) of Americans say scientists will probably or definitely cure most forms of cancer within 50 years.

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