Did God want humans to find a way to live forever? Religious transhumanists say embracing radical human enhancement is a faithful act.
Erik Parens is a senior research scholar with the Hastings Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit bioethics research institute. He leads investigations into disability rights and what human flourishing means in the era of gene editing. Parens is the author of Shaping Our Selves: On Technology, Flourishing and a Habit of Thinking.
Mark Reidl is an associate professor in the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing and director of the Entertainment Intelligence Lab in Atlanta, Ga. His research focuses on human-centered artificial intelligence—the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies that understand and interact with human users in more natural ways. He was part of a […]
Deborah Johnson is a professor emeritus of applied ethics in science, technology and society at the University of Virginia. Best known for her work on computer ethics and engineering ethics, Johnson’s research examines the ethical, social, and policy implications of technology, especially information technology. She was part of a panel on AI and religion at the […]
Albert Borgmann is a professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont. Borgmann, who is Catholic, has written about technology and the nature of humanity.
The Canadian Scientific & Christian Affiliation describes itself as “a fellowship of scientists and those interested in science, who want to understand how science should best interact with the life-giving Christian tradition.” Donald McNally is executive director.
Christians in Science is a British-based international organization open to scientists, teachers, students and others interested in the dialogue and interface of Christianity and science. It maintains local groups across the British Isles. Dr. Diana Briggs is the secretary.
The Executive Council Committee on Science, Technology and Faith is a committee of the Episcopal Church charged with to identifying, exploring and recommending policies to the church on emerging issues in science and technology and their implications for Christian faith, life, and practice. Rev. Alistair So is the chair.
The Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith is a program of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that promotes the study, understanding and discussion of science and technology on the church’s theology, worship, practice and moral actions. It is based in Dubuque, Iowa. Rev. James B. Miller is president.