Lifestream, Diigo: Magic Blood and Carbon-Fiber Legs at the Brave New Olympics – Scientific American

Further to the article which suggested that the future of record-breaking in sport may lie in editing of the human genome, this article asks: ‘With technology and pharmaceuticals dominating our reality, how do we define “natural” human effort in sports?’ The author, David Epstein, highlights the the arbitrariness of some of the decisions that have been made about what constitutes fairness, and the inconsistencies between sports. ‘When technology replaces training or supplements biology, the lines that limn what is fair will be a bit like Schrödinger’s cat: Our collective gaze will create them.’
from Diigo