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Science & Technology vs. Religion

An exploration of how the emerging technologies of the next few decades will negatively impact religion.




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Pretty limited view of religion and and a great deal of faith in science. What he suggests would be very cool, but there are a lot of assumptions involved. Moore's Law would have to translate to other disciiplines, we would have to not hit any major roadblocks etc.

The major assumption is of course that consciousness is only a function of matter and nothing more. Simply replicating the physical nature of the brain might not be enough to replicate the phenomenon of consciousness. That remains to be seen.

He defining religion as the most hide bound of the religious. I don't know too many serious Christians who take the Creation myth or the Flood as historic reality, or that the world is flat or that hell is down and heaven up. A careful reading of scripture would reveal that the people who wrote the scriptures didn't believe it either.

I am sure that religion will look very different in the coming decades, but I don't think it will be scientific progress that forces the change. Most of it presently is coming from a new religion of scientism and consumerism and neo-liberal globalism.

They've been promising us flying cars since the fifties. I hope they deliver this time.
The ideas presented in this video present as many challenges for the irreligious as they do for the religious. A future in which present notions of poverty and death are no longer applicable? A future in which we have the capacity to create worlds? The only thing left out is recognition of what Steven Pinker is so persuasively demonstrating: cultural progress increases benevolence. Posthumanity will be more benevolent than us. Is that a problem for the irreligious?
Nothing makes me want to turn religious so much as the pedantic arrogance of my fellow atheists.
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