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Technology and Transcendence: The Seeker in the Digital Age

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Philosophical Research Society

3910 Los Feliz Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

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A lecture and discussion on Human Being/Being Human in the Digital Age, part 5 of a 6 part President's Class series

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If truth, power, and love are shaped by technology, what about transcendence? The seeker in the digital age has more information at her fingertips than ever before, and knowledge is so prevalent that it is difficult to imagine anything that remains esoteric or hidden. Information and knowledge, while necessary, do not equal wisdom. Can technology help us get there?

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It is not hyperbole to say that technology has never been more integrated into our lives as human beings, but it is also true that such deep integration calls into question the nature of being human. Join us for a six-week lecture/discussion series that examines our fraught relationship with technology and comes to terms with what it means to be human in the digital age through the following questions: What ancient concepts and stories speak to our conflicted and intimate relationship with the tools we use that in turn use us? What is the status of truth in the digital age? How does technology employ and redistribute power? How does technology change our favorite emotion—love? What about the seeker in the digital age? Finally, what do human beings and being human mean in an age of artificial intelligence and cyborgs?

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