Emerging Technology

Thinking through Technology Part I

As a roadmap of where we are heading, here are a few guideposts. First, we will set the stage surveying the current landscape in technological innovation generally speaking. We, then, will turn our attention to discern the nature of technology and to mine the resources of two fields of study likely unfamiliar to many of us (i.e., philosophy of technology and computer ethics) in a section entitled “In Search of a Philosophy of Technology.” While you might be surprised to hear that such a field as computer ethics exists, the issues presented by the convergence of bioethics with communication and information technologies make an understanding of this field critically important. Finally, we will offer some preliminary questions and assessments of the emerging biotech discussion with particular interest in those issues that focus on the remaking of humanity under the rubric of technological responsibilism. My working proposal is that many of the difficulties presenting us with these emerging technologies focus on our underlying inability to assess technology and its relationship to humanity, and that much of this can be alleviated by some attention to a philosophy and more importantly a theology of technology.

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Technology in Biblical and Historical Contexts -- Part 2

In this edition of The Bioethics Podcast, we bring you the second in an ongoing series entitled "CBHD Classics," where we periodically revisit classic audios from our CBHD archives. In this particular edition, we bring you the conclusion of a two-part broadcast of Nancy Pearcey and a paper she presented at Trinity International University entitled “Technology in Biblical and Historical Contexts.” In this piece, Ms. Pearcey explains the inability of most people to justify their moral intuitions about technology, and the conversational opportunity that creates.

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Technology in Biblical and Historical Contexts -- Part 1

In this edition of The Bioethics Podcast, we bring you the second in an ongoing series entitled "CBHD Classics," where we periodically revisit classic audios from our CBHD archives. In this particular edition, we bring you the first of a two-part broadcast of Nancy Pearcey and a paper she delivered at Trinity International University “Technology in Biblical and Historical Contexts.” In this piece, Ms. Pearcey explains the inability of most people to justify their moral intuitions about technology, and the conversational opportunity that creates.

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Transhumanism and the Convergence of Emerging Technologies

Editor's Note: Parallel Paper Presentation from CBHD's 2007 Annual Conference, Bioethics Nexus: The Future of Healthcare, Science and Humanity.

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Human 2.0: Transhumanism as a Cultural Product -- Part 3

In this edition of The Bioethics Podcast, Matthew Eppinette, MA, MBA, concludes a three-part audio adaptation of his essay, “Human 2.0: Transhumanism as a Cultural Trend.” This essay was published by Baker Academic in Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends, a volume co-edited by CBHD’s Managing Director and Research Scholar, Michael Sleasman, along with Kevin Vanhoozer and Charles Anderson.

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Human 2.0: Transhumanism as a Cultural Product -- Part 2

In this edition of The Bioethics Podcast, Matthew Eppinette, MA, MBA, continues with the second of a three-part audio adaptation of his essay, “Human 2.0: Transhumanism as a Cultural Trend.” This essay was published by Baker Academic in Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends, a volume co-edited by CBHD’s Managing Director and Research Scholar, Michael Sleasman, along with Kevin Vanhoozer and Charles Anderson.

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Human 2.0: Transhumanism as a Cultural Product -- Part 1

In this edition of The Bioethics Podcast, Matthew Eppinette, MA, MBA, begins the first of a three-part audio adaptation of his essay, “Human 2.0: Transhumanism as a Cultural Trend.” This essay was published by Baker Academic in Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends, a volume co-edited by CBHD’s Managing Director and Research Scholar, Michael Sleasman, along with Kevin Vanhoozer and Charles Anderson.

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Bioethics at the Movies: Review of Minority Report

Based on a Philip K. Dick short story, Minority Report is set in the year 2054. The “pre-crime division” of the police force is pilot-testing a program in which crimes are stopped before they are committed. John Anderton (Tom Cruise) leads pre-crime division made up of members who combine SWAT team/special forces skills to intervene in crimes and murders before they happen and thus save society from evil. Crime is down 90%, no murders have occurred in the previous six years in the Washington DC pilot-test area, lives are saved, and society is protected because of the ability to predict crimes before they happen.

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