Over at The Daily Beast, I have a new piece on how technology influences religion, particularly in the areas of artificial intelligence and transhumanism (“The New Religions Obsessed with A.I.”). Check it out.
“How far should we integrate human physiology with technology? What do we do with self-aware androids—like Blade Runner’s replicants—and self-aware supercomputers? Or the merging of our brains with them? If Ray Kurzweil’s famous singularity—a future in which the exponential growth of technology turns into a runaway train—becomes a reality, does religion have something to offer in response?”
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Over at The Daily Beast, I have a new article on the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation (“500 Years After Martin Luther, Does The Protestant Reformation Still Matter?“). Where is ecumenical dialogue today? Do old divisions still matter? What does Pope Francis have to say about it? Take a look: Continue reading “The Daily Beast: Is the Protestant Reformation Still a Thing?”
Several months back I got busy and dropped posting to this blog. I went on a hiking vacation out West, and finished writing a book on science and religion. You wouldn’t know if from my blog, but other things—articles and interviews—did happen.
Here’s a few of them. Continue reading “Writing Updates: Yup, I’m still alive.”