International Center for Bioethics, Culture and Disability

I am Gregor Wolbring based at the University of Calgary see also here

My new blog on Ableism Ethics and Governance

The Choice is Yours is my column

NBICS: My blog where I write mostly about science and technology advances and their implications

A blog to which I also contribute called What Sorts of People

A beautiful Poem about me

Skype ID Wolbring222 wolbring

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Key Interests: Ability and ableism ethics and governance; History of thalidomide and thalidomiders; Disability Studies; Social, ethical, legal, economic, environmental, cultural and governance issues of new, emerging and converging sciences and technologies (S&T) such as nanoscale S&T (feed, food, water…), molecular manufacturing, aging, longevity and immortality research, cognitive sciences, neuromorphic engineering, genetics, synthetic biology, bodily enhancement S&T, in vitro meat, artificial intelligence and robotics; Impact of S&T on: marginalized populations especially disabled people; Sports; human security, human right, personhood, sentient rights; concept of disability impairment, ableism and transhumanism; models and determinants of health; global health, tele-health, health- (technology assessment, law, care and policies); medical anthropology; foresight studies, history, bioethics issues, biochemistry, role of different stakeholders and evaluation of existing S&T discourses.


Nothing about us Cartoon

A cartoon against the tyranny of Normalization

Thanks a lot to David Werner for allowing me to put the pictures on the webpage

I have a dream that one day this world will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self evident, that all humans and humans to be are created equal. I have a dream that the children of this world will one day live in a world where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, their age, their gender, their sexual orientation, their abilities, their religious believes, their heritage... but by the content of their character Free after Martin Luther King Jr.

What I want to achieve

The Center was an idea I had in mind a few years ago. Since then situation changed and I try to achiece that goal through my academic appointment now namely



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