The Ebullient Transhumanist and the Sober Theologian
Keywordstranshumanism, H , superintelligence, Singularity, radical life extension, cybernetic immortality, Gnosticism, public theology
AbstractThe worldwide transhumanist (H+) movement upgrades technological hopes and expectations to a level of religious fervor. When looking through the eyes of the public theologian, we see in H+ a disguised religion replete with faith in techno-salvation and even immortality. This is unrealistic. Apologetic theologians can offer the wider public a more realistic assessment of technology's potential while providing genuine hope in a future vision based on divine promise.
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