SciFriday: High-Tech Surrender to Ancient Temptation

As virtual reality becomes ever more realistic, and AI makes more human jobs obsolete, we discuss the possibility that VR is a trap by principalities and powers to lure us into a virtual hell. We also compare the Omega Point of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin with Dr. Raymond Kurzweil’s Singularity.

Transhumanists should be careful of what they wish for. As the author of an article we discuss wrote earlier this week, transhumanism is “high-tech surrender to an ancient temptation: ‘Ye shall be as gods.'”