John Gray’s “The Immortalization Commission”


Review writes: Gray’s point is that we have emptied our world of God, but now look to science to give us what a belief in God once did.  Or as he puts it, “the attempt to re-inject human meaning into a world from which science has emptied meaning.” … Even the hope for life after death finds a new home in science.  “We have writers and thinkers who propose that humans can…avoid death, can cheat death by having their remains or their brains frozen until, at some point in the future, they can be resurrected.  And others more radically, such as the American writer Ray Kurzweil, who propose that human consciousness or human mind can somehow…be uploaded into a virtual realm.” This is a step beyond scientism.

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