Yesterday I hosted an online video chat with Robert Geraci, the author of “Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality” (Oxford 2010) and “Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life” (Oxford 2014). We discussed Robert’s exploration of religion, science, and technology in contemporary India, and the prospect of “Akashic Engineering” as a fusion of East and West, science and religion. Full video and slides below.
See “The prospect of Akashic Engineering: preliminary thoughts on a fusion of East and West, science and religion” for the discussion themes and questions sent to Robert before the chat. Watch the video for Robert’s comments and answers. Robert gave me a lot of ideas, which will be the object of another post, forthcoming.
Slides with questions and discussion themes, used in the Q/A:
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