Primetime Bioethics: Human Enhancement Edition

 

CBHD often receives requests from educators and other individuals for popular resources that engage bioethics through various media (fiction, film, and television). In this resource, we offer a recap of materials relevant to human enhancement and transhumanism that have premiered on television. Viewers are cautioned that the shows represent a wide variety of genres and may not be appropriate for all audiences. They are encouraged to read annotations/synopses available through such websites as www.movieweb.com or www.imdb.com. If there is a show you think we missed, email us at info@cbhd.org.

 

Human Enhancement

  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013- )
    • Topics: (Human Enhancement, Neuroethics, Research Ethics)
  • Alphas (2011-2012)
    • Season 2 raises issues related to neuroethics.(Topics: Human Enhancement, Neuroethics)
  • Arrow (2012- )
    • Topics: (Human Enhancement)
  • Chuck (2007-2012)
    • (Topics: Human Enhancement, Neuroethics, Cognitive Enhancement, Neuro-Enhancement)
  • Dollhouse (2009-2010)
    • (Topics: Neuroethics, Human Enhancement)
  • The Flash (2014- )
    • Topics: (Human Enhancement)
  • Fringe (2008-2012)
    • Beginning with Season 2 FOX included a short discussion of the Science of Fringe that educators may find particularly helpful. (Topics: Biotechnology, Cloning, Cybrid/Animal-Human Hybrid, Human Enhancement, Nanotechnology, Radical Life Extension, Synthetic Biology, Transhumanism)
  • Intelligence (2014)
    • (Topics: Emerging Technology, Human Enhancement)
  • Orphan Black (2013- )
    • Topics: (Biotechnology, Gene Patents, Human Cloning, Human Enhancement, Research Ethics, Stem Cell Research, Transhumanism/Posthumanism)

 

Transhumanism

  • Fringe (2008-2012)
    • Beginning with Season 2 FOX included a short discussion of the Science of Fringe that educators may find particularly helpful. (Topics: Biotechnology, Cloning, Cybrid/Animal-Humna Hybrid, Human Enhancement, Nanotechnology, Radical Life Extension, Synthetic Biology, Transhumansim)
  • Orphan Black (2013- )
    • Topics: (Biotechnology, Gene Patents, Human Cloning, Human Enhancement, Research Ethics, Stem Cell Research, Transhumanism/Posthumanism)

 

 

Updated December 2016