Software Immortals: Science or Faith?
- Diane ProudfootAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy and Political Science, University of Canterbury Email author
According to the early futurist Julian Huxley, human life as we know it is ‘a wretched makeshift, rooted in ignorance’. With modern science, however, ‘the present limitations and miserable frustrations of our existence could be in large measure surmounted’ and human life could be ‘transcended by a state of existence based on the illumination of knowledge’ (1957b, p. 16).
- Software Immortals: Science or Faith?
- Book Title
- Singularity Hypotheses
- Book Subtitle
- A Scientific and Philosophical Assessment
- Book Part
- Part IV
- pp 367-392
- Print ISBN
- Online ISBN
- Series Title
- The Frontiers Collection
- Series ISSN
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
- Copyright Holder
- Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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- Editor Affiliations
- ID1. School of Computer Science and, Electronic Engineering, University of Essex
- ID2. Dartmouth College
- ID3. Department of Philosophy, University of Twente
- ID4. Department of Philosophy, William Paterson University
- Diane Proudfoot (1)
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Department of Philosophy and Political Science, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
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