ISTAS10: The Challenge of Cyborg Rights

This video was taken of Professor Roger Clarke delivering his address at the IEEE Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) held at the University of Wollongong 7-10 June 2010. Professor Clarke's talk on "Cyborg Rights" argued that the first generation of cyborgs are already among us, so accordingly, professional engineers have an obligation to anticipate new developments, and to brief political, social and economic institutions on their nature, impact and implications. Professor Clarke is the Director of Xamax Consultancy and also a Visiting Professor at the Australian National University. The theme of the conference was "The Social Implications of Emerging Technologies" and Professor Clarke acted to stimulate a discussion on human enhancement, and the challenging questions surrounding the additional rights of 'cyborgs'. An extended paper written by Professor Clarke was published in a special issue of IEEE Technology and Society in 2011.