When Tech Gets Religion

Everyone is used to atheism being the spirit of the discourse around technology. The default atheism of contemporary science is also the norm for technologists themselves. The default atheism of the academic humanities has lowered the status of religious critiques of technology, most of which simply oppose technological advancement and few of which evince a robust theoretical understanding of technology. The strongest expression of religious sentiment in the intellectual discussion of technology comes from worshipful pronouncements that tech (as opposed to God) will save us by saving the world.

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