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Spiritual robots: Religion and our scientific view of the natural world
Abstract Religion plays a powerful role in the formation of scientific theories. By comparing the goals and practice of robotics and artificial intelligence in the US and Japan, differences betweenExpand
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Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality
Apocalyptic AI, the hope that we might one day upload our minds into machines or cyberspace and live forever, is a surprisingly wide-spread and influential idea, affecting everything from the worldExpand
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Apocalyptic AI: Religion and the Promise of Artificial Intelligence
Popular science publications in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) reveal a striking merger between apocalyptic religious thought and scientific research. Three major elements characterizeExpand
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Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life
Contents Acknowledgments Introduction: Real Stories in Virtual Worlds 1) A Cultural Adventure 2) Polite Society 3) A World with Meaning 4) The Flow of Faith Online 5) Another Life for Religion 6)Expand
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Robots and the Sacred in Science and Science Fiction: Theological Implications of Artificial Intelligence
In science-fiction literature and film, human beings si- multaneously feel fear and allure in the presence of intelligent ma- chines, an experience that approximates the numinous experience asExpand
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Technology and Religion
  • R. Geraci
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Handbook of Science and Technology Convergence
  • 2016
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VIDEO GAMES AND THE TRANSHUMAN INCLINATION
Video games and virtual worlds play substantial roles in contemporary transhumanism. Many transhumanists appreciate the freedom and power that accompany these digital landscapes and recognize thatExpand
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THE POPULAR APPEAL OF APOCALYPTIC AI
The belief that computers will soon become transcendently intelligent and that human beings will "upload" their minds into machines has become ubiquitous in public discussions of robotics andExpand
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RELIGIOUS RITES AND SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITIES: AYUDHA PUJA AS “CULTURE” AT THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE: with Jeff Wilson, “‘The New Science of Health and Happiness’: Investigating Buddhist
Ayudha Puja, a South Indian festival translated as “worship of the machines,” is a dramatic example of how religion and science intertwine in political life. Across South India, but especially in theExpand
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