God and the Chip

Religion and the Culture of Technology

Author/Illustrator/Editor: William A. Stahl (CA)

Our ancestors saw the material world as alive, and they often personified nature. Today we claim to be realists. But in reality we are not paying attention to the symbols and myths hidden in technology. Beneath much of our talk about computers and the Internet, claims William A. Stahl, is an unacknowledged mysticism, an implicit religion. By not acknowledging this mysticism, we have become critically short of ethical and intellectual resources with which to understand and confront changes brought on by technology.

Wilfrid Laurier University Press
DateISBNBISAC CodeThemaRights available
03/11/19999780889203211COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / General
EnglishPaperback / softback6 in x 9 inC$42.95194