I'm always talking on threads about how in going to eventually write a fanpost about various things, so....here it is.
(Side note: Please keep any preexisting prejudices from making you discredit some of the arguments here. Also, I'm hoping to make this a running series...sorta)
The Topic of Discussion: the use of PEDs and technological advances for the purpose of creating better fighters.
Personally, I'm of the kind of people that generally likes the idea of performance enhancement (PE). I think that as technology and science advance, so too will people and certain aspects of society. For the sake of brevity, let's limit this to sports/combat sports. Engineering stronger children by selecting favorable traits is exactly very far from now, and one would assume that some of those traits would be favorable for athletic purposes.
There are, of course, many other ways to make an athlete better now. There are various performance enhancing drugs out on the black market, as well as equipment one can where to gain an edge. We allow athletes to wear equipment (shoes etc) that give them slight edges during competition, but shun the idea of making an athlete better physically.
I'd love to hear what the BLH community thinks about the subject. Should we draw a line that says there is a limit to what an athlete should be allowed to do? Should we accept that our competitive nature will always seek to gain an advantage and regulate how far an athlete can go? Or should we just let them do as they please and just enjoy the show? It's the 21st century, and no doubt fighters are no longer the same as they were a hundred years ago.