Did God want humans to find a way to live forever? Religious transhumanists say embracing radical human enhancement is a faithful act.
Robert Song is a Christian ethicist based at Durham University in the United Kingdom. He studies the moral implications of medical interventions such as gene editing.
Stephen Helms Tillery is an associate professor of bioengineering and fellow of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. He has helped develop cutting-edge technology related to prosthetics, but he’s skeptical that science will ever produce the advancements predicted by transhumanists.
Micah Redding is the founder and executive director of the Christian Transhumanist Association and host of the Christian Transhumanist Podcast. He has published numerous essays and articles on the relationship between religion and transhumanism.
Blaire Ostler is director of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. She speaks and writes about the relationship between her faith, feminism and transhumanism.
Calvin Mercer is a professor of religious studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. He studies the religious and social implications of human enhancement.
Hamid Mavani is an associate professor of Islamic studies at Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School in Clarement, Calif. He has written about whether Islam is compatible with transhumanism.
Brian Green is the director of technology ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. He studies how emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, affect human life.
Amy Michelle DeBaets is an assistant professor of medical humanities and clinical bioethics at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. She serves as co-chair of the American Academy of Religion’s Human Enhancement and Transhumanism Unit.