Summary: Disabled persons will overcome their disabilities with technology. The British colour-blind artist Neil Harbisson “sees“ with his ears, using an Eyeborg, which transforms colors into sounds. A damaged mutation-afflicted gene can be replaced with an intact one or be repaired. However we don´t know the side- effects yet, claimed the geneticist Markus Hengstschläger. He insists there should be a prohibition of germline therapy. These and several more issues were touched upon at the 2015 Philosophicum Lech, a conference in the Austrian Alps.

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Original Title: Im (klimatisierten) Himmel der Supermenschen.

Author: Thomas Kramar, Die Presse

Language of Article: German

Publishing date: 2015, Sept 21