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?”
My newest article is up at The Daily Beast (“Can You Be Good Without God?“); it focuses on a recent study that says that atheists are more likely—according to their unconscious biases—to believe that the religious are more moral than those who do not believe in God. Continue reading “The Daily Beast: Can You Be Good Without God?”