Where will the law draw the line between your intelligent prosthetic and you?
By Emmet Cole
November 13, 2012
The main legal problem presented by cyborg technology is a blurring of the distinction between persons and property, says Linda MacDonald Glenn, a U.S.-based attorney and bioethicist at the Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical College.
“Traditionally, and this is true in most jurisdictions, there is a dichotomy between person and property. Property doesn’t have rights, but persons do,” says Glenn.
“The rights of the individual may change when the performance of the individual is enhanced by a machine or other technology. One of the questions likely facing…
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