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Boarding the Transhumanist Train: How Far Should the Christian Ride?

  • Ted Peters
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Abstract

The transhumanist (H+) train has pulled out of the station and is now racing toward its destination: technoutopia. Via GNR--Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics--the H+ engineer is guiding us toward posthumanity where our descendents will enjoy superintelligence in digital, disembodied, and immortal form. How far will the Christian want to ride this train? I recommend that the Christian board the H+ train and ride the rails of technological progress as far as improved medical therapies, increased longevity, advanced robotics, and other enhancements in human well-being and flourishing. But, I further recommend disembarking before the unrealistic and even undesirable posthuman utopia which would amount to the end of the line for humanity.

Keywords

Transhumanism H+ Christian Transhumanism Posthuman Nanotechnology Genetics Robotics Intelligence Love Sanctification Deification Virtue Religion 

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ted Peters
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  1. 1.Graduate Theological UnionBerkeleyUSA

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