This chapter discussed various uses of biomedical chips. Many biomedical chip implants that will be developed in the future will most likely be aimed at correcting vision loss, hearing loss, or other physical impediments. But chips could also be developed to improve physical or mental capabilities of healthy individuals. For example, chips could be implanted in athletes to make their muscles work better together, thereby allowing them to run faster. Or, your memory could be enhanced by providing additional storage capacity for your brain.
a. Should biomedical implant devices that increase athletic performance be permitted in the Olympics? What about devices that repair a problem (such as blindness in one eye) but then increase the level of visual acuity in the affected eye so that it is better than normal vision?
b. Would you be willing to have a chip implanted in your brain to improve your memory?
c. Would you be willing to have a VeriChip implanted under your skin? What privacy risks do devices such as the VeriChip pose?
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