Enhancing Responsibility: Nicole Vincent

Nicole Vincent

TEDxSydney 2014 · 26 April 2014

Performance enhancing has dominated debate in sport the world over. But what about in the rest of our lives? In this thought-provoking talk, Nicole Vincent discusses the fact that, whether we are aware of it or not, people have been actively pursuing ways and means to enhance their performance for years, even decades. At work, while studying, or on stage, pressure to perform better is also increasing. This is being driven by many factors: competition, consumer demand, societal and even employer expectations. Dr Nicole Vincent proposes that with enhanced abilities comes greater responsibility. And, she says in this fascinating talk, unless we recognise and even regulate this new reality, our ability to choose may be lost. Nicole Vincent is an Australian philosopher based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Delft, The Netherlands. In August 2013 she joined the Department of Philosophy at Georgia State University in Atlanta as Associate Professor of Philosophy, Law and Neuroscience, and she remains affiliated with the Philosophy Section at Technische Universiteit Delft in The Netherlands, leading the 'Enhancing Responsibility' research project, funded by the Responsible Innovation Programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

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