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Dataism and Transhumanism

Religion in the New Age

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“God is Dead”—one of the most famous lines in philosophy, declared in 1882 by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, first introduced the idea that society no longer needed a God. Though some interpret this quote as meaning the literal death of God, the phrase was used by Nietzsche to point out that the Age of Enlightenment had displaced the role of religion with science and philosophy. We, as a human society, had outgrown religion.

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Notes

  1. 1.

    www.pewforum.org/2017/04/05/the-changing-global-religious-landscape/

  2. 2.

    www.learnreligions.com/technology-as-religion-4038599

  3. 3.

    https://thefrailestthing.com/2012/02/24/christianity-and-the-history-of-technology-part-three/

  4. 4.

    www.learnreligions.com/technology-as-religion-4038599

  5. 5.

    Ibid.

  6. 6.

    https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/18/disruptive-technology-and-organized-religion/

  7. 7.

    https://qz.com/1723739/technology-oriented-religions-are-coming/?utm_source=morning_brew

  8. 8.

    www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/29/the-religious-divide-on-views-of-technologies-that-would-enhance-human-beings/

  9. 9.

    www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/22/silicon-valley-immortality-blood-infusion-gene-therapy

  10. 10.

    https://acton.org/religion-liberty/volume-28-number-4/transhumanism-religion-postmodern-times

  11. 11.

    www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/18/god-in-the-machine-my-strange-journey-into-transhumanism

  12. 12.

    www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/18/god-in-the-machine-my-strange-journey-into-transhumanism

  13. 13.

    Ibid.

  14. 14.

    https://transfigurism.org/mission

  15. 15.

    https://singularityhub.com/2018/09/30/the-rise-of-dataism-a-threat-to-freedom-or-a-scientific-revolution/

  16. 16.

    Ibid.

  17. 17.

    www.lastwordonnothing.com/2018/08/10/redux-whos-afraid-of-rokos-basilisk/

  18. 18.

    www.wired.com/story/anthony-levandowski-artificial-intelligence-religion/

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Kao, G., Hong, J., Perusse, M., Sheng, W. (2020). Dataism and Transhumanism. In: Turning Silicon into Gold. Apress, Berkeley, CA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5629-9_25

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