Calvin Mercer is Religion Professor at East Carolina University and co-editor, with UK scholar Steve Fuller, of the series Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and Its Successors. He has called for “TechPlus Theology,” the development of a Christian theology relevant for the coming world of technological enhancement. Calvin and Canadian scholar Tracy Trothen just published Religion and the Technological Future: Artificial Intelligence, Biohacking, and Transhumanism (Palgrave Macmillan). Climate activist Bill McKibben praised the book, saying ““It is vital that we begin to analyze these difficult questions before, not after, they become reality.” Calvin’s eight books and numerous articles are in religion and culture, with emphasis in the past two decades on the religious and social implications of radical human enhancement technology. Calvin frequently gives public lectures on religion and human enhancement technology.
|Sat 2:00pm - 2:50pm||Calvin Mercer / Immortality by Tech—Artificial Intelligence, Biohacking, and Theology||Portal|