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NICK Nick Schulz is the Editor of Tech Central Station and has worked in media circles and the ideas industry as a writer, editor, television producer and policy analyst. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The National Post of Canada, The Baltimore Sun, Investor's Business Daily, The Washington Times, National Review, Reason, Policy Review, and several other publications. He is also, it should be said, a rabid sports fan whose fandom is inversely proportional to his overall athletic ability.
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February 21, 2006

Pushing the Limit

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Here's a fascinating article about the limits of human performance and record-setting.

The sports that still experience sporadic bursts of record-breaking are those that can boast improvements in fields and equipment, or because of new entrants into the competition. Running tracks aren't covered with crushed cinders anymore. Swimming pools have wave suppressors. Bicycles are lighter and better balanced.

This idea extends to human beings and performance enhancement. We will be debating the merits of the use of enhancers and drugs for the next few generations at least.

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1. Max on May 12, 2006 09:32 AM writes...

Excellent article!
"In the next decade, we might see a kind of genetic freak, a mix that is ideal, combining the right physiology and psychology." Yes, it's right...
And I know - all records could be broken!

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