In this paper, I argue that human beings will soon achieve immortality, but that that immortality will be neither the theistic promise of resurrection of the body nor the soul. Rather, I suggest that technological immortality—the ability through pure techné to reproduce any human life ever lived—is not only possible, but inevitable. Moreover, more than a cursory survey of the biological sciences, computer technology, and fictive literature, this essay also examines the normative dimensions of this near-future reality; ought we or ought we not?
Jones, Richard A.
"The Technology of Immortality, the Soul, and Human Identity,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 4:
1, Article 7.
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