Is Technology the New Religion?

Brent Waters

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2015

Issue: Posthuman Identity (Vol. 35, No 2, Spring, 2015)

Transhumanists and posthumanists are in the initial stages of mythmaking, and any mythology inevitably has strong religious connotations. In broad outline, the themes of this emerging myth are strikingly similar to those of its Christian counterpart. Through technology, The chief difference lies in reversing the linchpin of this narrative: turning flesh into data displaces the Word made flesh.

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