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Kevin Kelly’s Theology of the Screen

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: Spirituality, Science and Technology, digital culture, internet, Orion,

Computer TheologyDigital culture pioneer Kevin Kelly is bridging the gap between technology and spirituality. His “techno transcendentalist” philosophy, explained to Orion magazine, acknowledges that all creation and discovery, including the alphabet, the internet, and even the sun, can be seen on a cosmic level as technology. Humans are able to create technology, but our inventions have fundamentally changed the nature of humanity in ways that people cannot control. People are now more distracted, but we’re learning more, too. “You could say that humans are the sexual organs of technology,” according to Kelly, “that we are necessary for its survival. But it has its own inertia, urgency, tendencies, and bias.”

People tend to fear technology, in the same way that people fear all change. Change tends to breed discomfort. But Kelley believes people should not make blanket prohibitions on new inventions, no matter how frightening they may be. “I don’t think technology is neutral,” Kelly told Orion. “But I think the proper response to a bad technology is not to stop it—to stop thinking—but to have a better idea.”

Source: Orion 

Image by Dominic, licensed under Creative Commons.

r cree
1/14/2010 12:10:54 PM

In this distorted and twisted place, science and technology and spirituality and religion are separated. I have seen how spirituality and science could mesh studying the Voyager material by Ashyana Deane at AzuritePress.com. If science and spirituality were linked as I am convinced they are--then technology would be a natural evolution of the wisdom of physics of Creation through science/spirituality. There would be no "good" or "bad" technology---only technology that evolved out of the consciousness of Creation through the beings that understood the connection between the physics of science and spirituality. Our technology here is a distortion created by the forced separation of science and spirituality--yes we are not alone and the masters of this place are not friendly---take that assumption when creating a bigger perspective about technology :)))!


r cree
1/14/2010 12:09:04 PM

In this distorted and twisted place, science and technology and spirituality and religion are separated. I have seen how spirituality and science could mesh studying the Voyager material by Ashyana Deane at AzuritePress.com. If science and spirituality were linked as I am convinced they are--then technology would be a natural evolution of the wisdom of physics of Creation through science/spirituality. There would be no "good" or "bad" technology---only technology that evolved out of the consciousness of Creation through the beings that understood the connection between the physics of science and spirituality. Our technology here is a distortion created by the forced separation of science and spirituality--yes we are not alone and the masters of this place are not friendly---take that assumption when creating a bigger perspective about technology :)))!


r cree
1/14/2010 12:07:14 PM

In this distorted and twisted place, science and technology and spirituality and religion are separated. I have seen how spirituality and science could mesh studying the Voyager material by Ashyana Deane at AzuritePress.com. If science and spirituality were linked as I am convinced they are--then technology would be a natural evolution of the wisdom of physics of Creation through science/spirituality. There would be no "good" or "bad" technology---only technology that evolved out of the consciousness of Creation through the beings that understood the connection between the physics of science and spirituality. Our technology here is a distortion created by the forced separation of science and spirituality--yes we are not alone and the masters of this place are not friendly---take that assumption when creating a bigger perspective about technology :)))!


r cree
1/14/2010 12:05:20 PM

In this distorted and twisted place, science and technology and spirituality and religion are separated. I have seen how spirituality and science could mesh studying the Voyager material by Ashyana Deane at AzuritePress.com. If science and spirituality were linked as I am convinced they are--then technology would be a natural evolution of the wisdom of physics of Creation through science/spirituality. There would be no "good" or "bad" technology---only technology that evolved out of the consciousness of Creation through the beings that understood the connection between the physics of science and spirituality. Our technology here is a distortion created by the forced separation of science and spirituality--yes we are not alone and the masters of this place are not friendly---take that assumption when creating a bigger perspective about technology :)))!


r cree
1/14/2010 12:03:44 PM

In this distorted and twisted place, science and technology and spirituality and religion are separated. I have seen how spirituality and science could mesh studying the Voyager material by Ashyana Deane at AzuritePress.com. If science and spirituality were linked as I am convinced they are--then technology would be a natural evolution of the wisdom of physics of Creation through science/spirituality. There would be no "good" or "bad" technology---only technology that evolved out of the consciousness of Creation through the beings that understood the connection between the physics of science and spirituality. Our technology here is a distortion created by the forced separation of science and spirituality--yes we are not alone and the masters of this place are not friendly---take that assumption when creating a bigger perspective about technology :)))!


r cree
1/14/2010 12:01:54 PM

In this distorted and twisted place, science and technology and spirituality and religion are separated. I have seen how spirituality and science could mesh studying the Voyager material by Ashyana Deane at AzuritePress.com. If science and spirituality were linked as I am convinced they are--then technology would be a natural evolution of the wisdom of physics of Creation through science/spirituality. There would be no "good" or "bad" technology---only technology that evolved out of the consciousness of Creation through the beings that understood the connection between the physics of science and spirituality. Our technology here is a distortion created by the forced separation of science and spirituality--yes we are not alone and the masters of this place are not friendly---take that assumption when creating a bigger perspective about technology :)))!