The Ebullient Transhumanist and the Sober Theologian

Ted Peters

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/SetF.2019.018

Abstract


The 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.

Keywords


transhumanism; H+; superintelligence; Singularity; radical life extension; cybernetic immortality; Gnosticism; public theology

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