by Dr. Eugene Fisher Profiles in Catholicism

Dr. Fisher: There is no doubt that today we live in a neurocentric era. You are one of the global figures of so-called neuroethics. What are we talking about? And how did you get there?

Dr. Carrara: In our post-modern time we are literally consumed with ethical controversies about life sciences and technological man-machine hybridization. Think about the fields of the genetic modification, the biotechnologies of medicine, of agriculture, of industrial revolution, consider the beneficiaries of two centuries of enormous waves of change: steam engines, railways, the telegraph, electricity, automobiles, aeroplanes, chemical industries, modern medicine, information technology and, more recently, the digital revolution, robotics, biotechnologies and nanotechnologies. Humanity has entered a new era in which our technical prowess has brought us to a crossroads.

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