Thursday, February 08, 2007

On the chess frontier

At Sentient Developments, George Dvorsky takes the topics of chess computers, cheating and doping to the next level:
What will happen when the first genetically modified competitors emerge? Will there be a stratification of competitions, ones featuring unaugmented players and ones featuring those with genetic mods? Thinking more philosophically, what is the qualitative difference between an unmodified player who was born with a genetic advantage versus a player who had that advantage given to them via assistive reprotech?

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