Software Immortals: Science or Faith?

  • Diane ProudfootEmail author
Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)


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).


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  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Political ScienceUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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