Philosophical Issues in High-Tech Leisure and Sport

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Jones, Christopher and Hemphill, Dennis ORCID: 0000-0003-3834-6624 (2007) Philosophical Issues in High-Tech Leisure and Sport. World Leisure Journal, 49 (4). pp. 199-206. ISSN 0441-9057


This paper examines several philosophical issues related to emerging technologies in sport and leisure. There are a range of technologies that will likely be offered to boost performance in sport, ranging from prosthetic devices and cyborg-like implants to gene therapy and enhancement. Computer generated simulations are already in use in work and leisure, and are expected to be pervasive in the future. Technological developments such as these present a challenge to some of the traditional assumptions and cherished beliefs not only about the nature of sport and leisure and how they should be conducted, but also about the very nature of reality and what it means to be human. It is hoped that this paper can shed some light on the challenges and possibilities facing sport and leisure in the upcoming high-tech future.

Item type Article
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 2203 Philosophy
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Ageing, Rehabilitation, Exercise & Sport Science (CARES)
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > SEO Classification > 9501 Arts and Leisure
Keywords ResPubID13547, emerging technologies in sport and leisure, performance boosting technologies, prosthetic devices, cyborg-like implants, gene therapy, computer generated simulations
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