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Religion and the Technological Future

An Introduction to Biohacking, Artificial Intelligence, and Transhumanism

Authors: Mercer, Calvin, Trothen, Tracy J.

  • Introduces radical human enhancement technologies and their religious implications
  • Invites conversation and reflection on critical issues, without displaying bias for or against human enhancement
  • Includes biographies for further study and questions for discussion
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About this Textbook

We live in an age of rapid technological advancement. Never before has humankind wielded so much power over our own biology. Biohacking, the attempt at human enhancement of physical, cognitive, affective, moral, and spiritual traits, has become a global phenomenon. This textbook introduces religious and ethical implications of biohacking, artificial intelligence, and other technological changes, offering perspectives from monotheistic and karmic religions and applied ethics. These technological breakthroughs are transforming our societies and ourselves fundamentally via genetic modification, tissue engineering, artificial intelligence, robotics, the merging of computer technology with human biology, extended reality, brain stimulation, and nanotechnology. The book also considers the extreme possibilities of mind uploading, cryonics, and superintelligence. Chapters explore some of the political, economic, sociological, and psychological dimensions of these advances, with bibliographies for further study and questions for discussion. The technological future is here – and it is up to us to decide its moral and religious shape.

About the authors

Calvin Mercer is Professor of Religion at East Carolina University, USA, and founding chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Human Enhancement and Transhumanism Unit.

Tracy J. Trothen is Professor of Ethics at Queen’s University, Canada, and co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Artificial Intelligence Seminar.


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Softcover $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Religion and the Technological Future
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Biohacking, Artificial Intelligence, and Transhumanism
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-62359-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-62359-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-62358-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 266
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