Immanence for transcendence: confronting the techno-theological eschatology of posthuman speculative science

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Immanence for transcendence: confronting the techno-theological eschatology of posthuman speculative science

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Title: Immanence for transcendence: confronting the techno-theological eschatology of posthuman speculative science
Author: DeLashmutt, Michael
Citation: 1(1)
Publisher: GOLEM: Journal of Religion and Monsters
Journal: GOLEM: Journal of Religion and Monsters
Date Issued: 2006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10036/48434
Links: http://www.golemjournal.org/Spring06_issue.htm
Abstract: Posthuman speculative science, typified by the writings of Hans Moravec, Frank Tipler, and Ray Kurzweil, evinces a faith in technology’s capacity to transform the future destiny of humankind. For these thinkers technology, and in particular information technology, will provide the means by which present-day humanity or its descendents will participate in their posthuman evolution, thus ushering in an eschatological kingdom marked by the end of human and cosmic finitude. This paper will critique the implied techno-theology of this posthuman eschatology and offer as its counterpoint a theology of technology informed by a Christian hermeneutical framework.
Type: Article
Keywords: technologytheologyinformation technologyposthumanismeschatologyKurzweil, RayMoravec, HansTipler, Frankscience fiction
ISSN: 1933-5385


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