How should Christians think about evolving technology? What does it look like to engage in conversations about ChatGPT or the Bing AI bot that recently tried to persuade a New York Times reporter to leave his spouse for the bot? How is society affected by apocalyptic predictions regarding overpopulation or climate change?
On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, poet, author, and literary critic Adam Kirsch joins Moore to answer these questions. They talk about Kirsch’s new book, The Revolt Against Humanity: Imagining a Future Without Us; Jewish and Christian views of human nature; and how to communicate across differences in worldview. They ask whether people with an antihuman mindset—in which humans are the problem—have it right. Or, perhaps, are the transhumanists—who believe we can and should transcend humanity—on to something? Might God offer a better way than either of these perspectives?
Tune in for an episode that explores the possibilities for what life could look like in the coming years and ponders how God might encourage his people to live in these times.
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- “Bing’s A.I. Chat: ‘I Want to Be Alive.’” by Kevin Roose
- The Revolt Against Humanity by Adam Kirsch
- The Precipice by Tony Ord
- “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry
- “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor
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