Introduction

A crazy future is ahead of us. Transhuman? Gene editing? Artificial intelligence? How does a Christian respond to all this? Luckily, as always, there are many Christians in the academy making sense of the confusion. See below for some helpful talks, books etc.

Transhumanism

Artificial intelligence

Bioethics

Essential Books

Some books to help you understand the topic in greater depth.

Where did we come from? Where we are going? How will the increased incorporation of AI into our lives affect our individual and corporate privacy, the security of our jobs, our political and personal freedoms, and the future of our species as a whole? Scientist and philosopher John C. Lennox addresses the questions of where humanity is going in terms of technological enhancement, bioengineering, and artificial intelligence. He provides a clear overview of the current capacity of AI, its advantages and disadvantages, as well as the potential future implications, clearly defining the terms associated with this field and delineating between the current scientific facts and more speculative claims. Lennox argues that the worldview, and therefore ethics, with which we approach this area will have serious implications for any future AI and how it interacts with humanity. (Amazon)

Level: Beginner

The next big question on the minds of Christians will be one of humanity to technology. Should we extend our lives through this means? how far should we go? how far is too far? What is the Christian response? One of the first popular level books on a topic that’s around the corner.

Level: Beginner

Audible Books

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Where did we come from? Where we are going? How will the increased incorporation of AI into our lives affect our individual and corporate privacy, the security of our jobs, our political and personal freedoms, and the future of our species as a whole? Scientist and philosopher John C. Lennox addresses the questions of where humanity is going in terms of technological enhancement, bioengineering, and artificial intelligence. He provides a clear overview of the current capacity of AI, its advantages and disadvantages, as well as the potential future implications, clearly defining the terms associated with this field and delineating between the current scientific facts and more speculative claims. Lennox argues that the worldview, and therefore ethics, with which we approach this area will have serious implications for any future AI and how it interacts with humanity. (Amazon)

Level: Beginner