Key Findings on How Americans View New Technologies That Could ‘Enhance’ Human Abilities

July 26, 2016: Read article in Pew Research Fact Tank.

A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center investigated Americans’ feelings towards bioenhancement technology. Most Americans expect many bioenhancements to be available within the next 50 years, although most also say they would be wary of trying these technologies for themselves, particularly more extreme or permanent measures. Religious Americans and women are among the most wary to embrace bioenhancements, but there is no statistically significant difference between racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic groups.