Can the human race use technology to elevate us from creatures into gods?
“Having raised humanity above the beastly level of survival struggles, we will now
aim to upgrade humans into gods, and turn Homo sapiens into Homo deus.” 1 Yuval
Noah Harari, among others, thinks deification is just around the technological
corner. So also do transhumanists in the worldwide movement known as Humanity
+ or H+. Transhumanists are trying to craft together AI (Artificial Intelligence), IA
(Intelligence Amplification), bio-nano- tech, robotics, and radical life-extension to
create a post-human species, the equivalent of the gods. Just what do such
ambitious visions and plans suggest for the Christian understanding of human
nature and the divine promise?