Ma 29, di 30, woe 31 mei

Hidden Figures

20.00 – 22.15 uur

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Woensdag 31 mei

Tumoren opsporen doe je thuis

12.40 – 13.35 uur

Diederik Jekel
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Thursday 1 June

So What’s Next? Downtown presents: Sons of Kem

20.30 doors open, 21.00

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Tuesday 6 June

From idea to operating room

12.40 – 13.35 hrs

Dr. Benno Lansdorp
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Dinsdag 6 juni

Synths & Sequencers

18.45 – 22.45 (inclusi

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Tue 6, Wed 7 June

T2 Trainspotting

20.00 – 22.00 hrs

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Woensdag 7 juni

Laat me niet lachen!

12.40 – 13.35 uur

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Woensdag 7 juni

De Staat van Verwarring

20.30 – 22.00 uur

Ronald Snijders en Piete
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Woensdag 14 juni

De psychologie van geheimen

12.40 – 13.35 uur

Dr. Andreas Wismeijer
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Donderdag 15 juni

Van Bieber tot Beethoven

20.00 uur

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Wednesday 23 May
11.45-13.00 hrs

Human enhancement technologies

Spreker: Prof. dr. Ruud ter Meulen

Locatie: Blauwe Zaal Auditorium

Biotechnologies are generally developed to heal people from severe diseases . However, many of these technologies have the potential to be used beyond the frame of therapy as a way to improve or enhance normal human capacities. Biotechnologies can help to make people think better, to improve their memory and perception, to feel happier, to improve physical skills in sports, music, dance, or to extend the normal human life-span. In view of the potential of biotechnologies (and other technologies like nanotechnologies and information technologies) to change our capacities, there is an ethical debate whether such an enhancement may alter our sense of self, our human nature and our relation with other life forms. Moreover, there is a concern about the impact of these technologies on our society and the position of vulnerable groups. Is enhancement a good thing in itself or will it expose our human nature, our personal life and our society to irreversible damage?

Professor Ruud ter Meulen (Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol ) addresses some of these questions, particularly those concerning the moral value of enhancement.