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November 8, 2012

Can technology, drugs help people perform better in the workplace?

  • A new report says too little thought has been given to the implications of a superhuman workplace.
  • By RAPHAEL SATTER
    Associated Press

    LONDON — Performance-boosting drugs, powered prostheses and wearable computers are coming to an office near you — but experts warned in a new report Wednesday that too little thought has been given to the implications of a superhuman workplace.

    Academics from Britain's leading institutions say attention needs to be focused on the consequences of technology which may one day allow — or compel — humans to work better, longer and harder.


     
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