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Would you cut off your legs and replace them with prostheses which can take you places faster? Would you take drugs to enhance your cognitive skills? Perhaps you are already doing that? In the latest episode of Crosstalks, “The dilemma of human enhancement”, researchers discuss the practical and ethical boundaries of human enhancement.
Do poorer youth have fewer friends? The role of household and child economic resources in adolescent school-class friendships ›
Simon Hjalmarsson & Carina Mood
Equality seems like a simple enough notion. It is about everybody having the same amount of whatever resources we care about. But is it really that simple? The American philosopher Larry Temkin tells us in an interview about his take on equality and on how this can be used when trying to achieve equality in society.
During the Swedish politician’s week in Visby, the government decided to appoint a scientific council for sustainable development. The council will strengthen the link between politics and academia.
The Digitalisation Commission, established by the Swedish government in 2012, has published an anthology where scholars and experts writes on how it is that Sweden has been so successful in digitization and what can be done to continue that success. Among the authors are Anders Ekholm and Bi Puranen, both from the Institute for Futures Studies.