Oxford University philosophers Julian Savulescu and Ingmar Persson argue that accelerating scientific and technological progress by enhancing human cognitive abilities could enable a morally corrupt minority—perhaps even a single satanic figure—to destroy the entire human race. Should technological progress be stopped until moral progress catches up? Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey argues that the evidence shows that higher intelligence has not yet led and will not likely lead to the end of the world.
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