By Tom Imerito
A few years ago I wrote a feature story for Pittsburgh Quarterly about Transhumanism – the incorporation of technology into human minds and bodies. Having previously written about things like nanotechnology, tissue regeneration and artificial intelligence, my natural inclination was to seek out innovators in the hard sciences to set my compass and inform the story. So, when I attended a conference called Our Transhuman Futures at Juniata College, I was surprised to find the field flush, not with scientists and innovators, but with philosophers and theologians whose reasons for attending the conference were slightly different from mine.
I was there for science. They were there for spirit. As things turned out, nobody was disappointed. [Read more…] about Machine with a Spirit