Jason Reza Jorjani, PhD, is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat, Iranian Leviathan: A Monumental History of Mithra’s Abode, and Prometheism.
Here he highlights the fact that Heidegger maintains that technology is prior to science, and is a necessary condition for science. In fact, human beings are uniquely defined by their use of technology. Paradoxically, technology is also potentially a dehumanizing force. The implications of an eventual technological singularity are enormous. He argues that we must become conscious of the Promethean spirit that is driving technological advancements.
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(Recorded on July 28, 2020)
Published on September 11, 2020