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Cyborg Athletes?

Cool article I think at: http://www.jetpress.org/volume13/miah.html

…Sport, it would seem, is premised upon idealistic notions of humanness, such asbeing natural, and even being healthy. As well, the guardians of sport ? national and international federations ? endeavour to uphold some moral code in the aspiration of fair play, that uphold a sporting moral norm (Loland, 2001). …

…Athletes have already metamorphosed into super-humans, blurred suitably by the softening presentation of modern television. Athletes are ambassadors of transhumanism, placed at the cutting edge of human boundaries of capability. The athlete?s body is in a state of flux, continually transcending itself, and thus, perpetuating transhuman ideas about the biophysics of humanity. …