Technology 

The time to think about transhumanism is now

Recently Max Anderson listened to a conversation between legendary tech investor Peter Thiel and legendary New Testament scholar NT Wright about death. Or more precisely a conversation about the possibility of overcoming death. After listening to them both in public and private, Mr Anderson was convinced or should I say disturbed; I also grew more convinced that there is a dangerous lack of moral philosophy and theological reflection about the rapidly emerging technologies that are forever changing our understanding of death and of life itself. The modern church has, ironically,…

Articles 

How long can we live?

As belief in the afterlife fades and as focus on health and tech grows there is a desire to figure out the magical combination of the two that will allow people (or those that can afford it) to live forever. That, frankly, is pie in the sky and still we die stuff. So how long can humans live for? Humans aren’t built to last forever. The oldest person on record was Jeanne Calment, a Frenchwoman, who died in 1997 at the age of 122. In 2040, the average life span for…

Gender Links 

The Church & Gender III (Bumper links edition)

This is the third in a series of link posts The first was on the role of women in the church The second was about men and women in society This one is all about the fast moving transgender movement Disclaimers here about non-endorsements et cetera et cetera On transgender & technology The Transhumanism Revolution: Oppression Disguised as Liberation. Consider this paragraph: Contrary to popular perception and much of the transgender movement’s own rhetoric, transgender activism is not about compassion and dignity. Although transgender advocacy is couched in the language…

Links Technology 

On Technology (massive links edition)

OK warning right up front – there are a lot of links here – don’t even try to read them all. But there is also something for everyone if you’re interested in developments in our increasing technological society and how as Christians we live well in that. I’ve done my best to group them to make it easy to navigate and find what you might be looking for. Disclaimer: I’m not endorsing any or all of these articles, just that they’re interesting and we can learn something from most of…

Technology 

The future of humans

I, along with most Christians, believe in the resurrection of the body. I also believe that this resurrected body will be similar but not the same as the physical body I have now. It will be better. For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. – 1 Corinthians 15:53 To believe this lies close to the heart of the Christian hope. Death will be undone, decay will be reversed and the problems of this world will be gone forever. As Christians…

Technology 

Tomorrow’s World

It was one of my favourite TV programmes growing up, 30 minutes of new technology, inventions and discoveries. A reliable, trustworthy guide to what was coming our way. The rapid pace at which different technologies are developing lends weight to the belief that our world is changing faster than ever before and that whatever disaster befalls us ‘technology’ will be our saviour, even if it was also our destroyer.