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Image of God/Created Co-creator

Technology and Human Becoming

From Technology and Human Becoming by Philip Hefner.

If the techno-human, the cyborg, is created in the image of God, what does that tell us about God?

Hefner uses the term ‘created, co-creators’ to describe human beings. Created in the sense the we are finite (stands against hubris) but capable of being part of God’s wider creative enterprise, and agents in that enterprise. It’s an optimistic engagement with technology at a time when emergent technologies seem to meet with innate conservatism.

Random neurons firing at the moment as I’ve been reading a lot of bioethical and theological reflections on technology (e.g. cloning). How should the tension between – don’t do evil – and – actively choose to do good – be worked out technologically?

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