Special Issue "Religion and the New Technologies"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2017)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Prof. Dr. Noreen Herzfeld
In 2000, Bill Joy wrote a controversial article in Wired magazine entitled "Why the Future Does not Need Us", in which he called for a moratorium on research in AI, nanotechnology, and genetic manipulation until we have got a better handle on the ethical questions these new technologies would raise. The intervening 15 years since Joy's call have brought significant advances in each of these technologies—Deep Learning, nanobots on the horizon, CRISPER-Cas9 just to name a few. These advances have implications for what it means to be human and how human life will unfold in the coming decades. This Special Issue will explore the religious issues AI, nanotechnology, and genetic modification raise. How do these technologies change our understanding of ourselves, our place in the world, our relationships to one another, our understanding of death, or our relationship to God?
Prof. Dr. Noreen Herzfeld
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- artificial intelligence
- genetic manipulation