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The Cyborg Agenda: Blurring Body Boundaries
Where will the law draw the line between your intelligent prosthetic and you?
By Emmet Cole


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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Emmet Cole has been writing about robots since 2006. Formerly Wired UK's robotics expert, Emmet's bylines include Wired News, The Economist, BBC Future, and Robotics Trends. He is particularly interested in commercialization of research and in the ethical, legal, and regulatory implications of emerging robotic and cyborg technology. Twitter: @roboticsviews

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