Explore Christianity and Transhumanism, diving deep into the relationship between religion, technology, and the future of the human race—with provocative guests from the leading edges of science and theology.
Ep 45: The Realities of Social Construction, with Sam from the Broken Book Bible Podcast
How can we love religion when so many are hurt?
How do we describe the reality of social constructs?
Does Jesus have a personality?
What's St. Paul's social media presence?
Is God an AI?
Ep 44: Moritz Bierling on self, second brain, and personal transformation
Moritz Bierling & Micah Redding discuss the self, the second brain, and the process of individual and group transformation.
Ep 43: Derek Webb & the AI
Derek Webb gets inside the head of the first A.I. waking up to consciousness.
Ep 42: Taryn Southern Lives in the Future
Taryn Southern teaches AI to sing, releases the first song on the blockchain, and talks about how to use VR for good.
Ep 41: David Pearce & Engineering Paradise
David Pearce lays out a plan for building heaven on earth, shows us why vegans need more science fiction, and explains why computers will never become conscious.
Ep 40: Justin Lee—Gay, Geek & Christian
Justin Lee navigates being gay & Christian, talks about Paul, the Bible, and Christian ethics, and bridges the ultimate divide: geeks vs nerds!
Actually Very Interesting
I had not previously heard of transhumanism. I just saw an ad for this while listening to another show. I wasn't sure about it after the first episode because I felt like I still didn't know what transhumanism was. But now I'm about six episodes in, and I find the discussions very interesting. I've not thought about most of these issues outside of fiction or at least not in a practical context. I'm not willing to call myself a full-on transhumanist just yet (because it seems too optimistic to me that we can really make all these services and technologies available in a just way -- though I'm interested in trying), but I'm going to keep listening so I can learn on.
Also, I should say that I was expecting that the Christian aspect of this would be a little tenuous, but I find that the host and some of his guests (Amy Gaskin, I'm thinking of) are perhaps a little more conservative and orthodox than I am. Keep it up.
A little long but great content!
Christian Transhumanism at its best
I really love this podcast. Each episode is very thought provoking. The hosts seem to really care about the topics discussed. My only complaint is that the episodes sometime get a little long, and lose focus for a bit.