Tech Transcendentalism

Apr 10 2011 @ 2:02pm

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Robert M. Geraci sees an uptick in those who believe in the Singularity, or "the moment when robots become transcendently intelligent and we, as a consequence, upload our minds into machines":

What we see is the emergence of a genuine religious tradition. Is it new? Not exactly: faith in technology to produce transcendent human conditions is centuries old. But this manifestation, whether it be under the label of transhumanism, Singularitarianism, or (as I’ve called it) Apocalyptic AI, has a cultural cachet that goes far and allows it to separate itself from other religious visions.

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