Salvation by algorithm: God, technology and the new 21st-century religions
With its world-changing inventiveness, technology has become the force religion once was.
Yuval Noah Harari follows the work he has done in Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2014) and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2015) by becoming one of the chief propagandists for a transhumanist (and perhaps posthumanist) future.
The advance of transhumanist and posthumanist ideas, and the technology that will realize them, is one of the central issues of our time. It was foreshadowed in the work of H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley and C.S. Lewis, but what was once a prophetic stance on a dystopian future is now becoming a political reality.
Some political conversations on this topic are in urgent need, but no less so than in the religious communities that are already facing developments and threats that they have not even yet acknowledged.
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