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Robert M. Geraci [5]Robert Matthew Geraci [1]
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    Video Games and the Transhuman Inclination.Robert M. Geraci - 2012 - Zygon 47 (4):735-756.
    Video games and virtual worlds play substantial roles in contemporary transhumanism. Many transhumanists appreciate the freedom and power that accompany these digital landscapes and recognize that they can promote transhumanist ways of thinking beyond the borders of explicitly transhumanist groups. Video games and virtual worlds enable transcendence through their design and contribute to transhumanism through the options they enable and the influence they have. Because of their significant place in transhumanism, video games and virtual worlds are thus important to the (...)
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    The Popular Appeal of Apocalyptic Ai.Robert M. Geraci - 2010 - Zygon 45 (4):1003-1020.
    The belief that computers will soon become transcendently intelligent and that human beings will “upload” their minds into machines has become ubiquitous in public discussions of robotics and artificial intelligence in Western cultures. Such beliefs are the result of pervasive Judaeo-Christian apocalyptic beliefs, and they have rapidly spread through modern pop and technological culture, including such varied and influential sources as Rolling Stone, the IEEE Spectrum, and official United States government reports. They have gained sufficient credibility to enable the construction (...)
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    Martial Bliss: War and Peace in Popular Science Robotics. [REVIEW]Robert M. Geraci - 2011 - Philosophy and Technology 24 (3):339-354.
    In considering how to best deploy robotic systems in public and private sectors, we must consider what individuals will expect from the robots with which they interact. Public awareness of robotics—as both military machines and domestic helpers—emerges out of a braided stream composed of science fiction and popular science. These two genres influence news media, government and corporate spending, and public expectations. In the Euro-American West, both science fiction and popular science are ambivalent about the military applications for robotics, and (...)
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    Laboratory Ritual: Experimentation and the Advancement of Science.Robert M. Geraci - 2002 - Zygon 37 (4):891-908.
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    Robots and the Sacred in Science and Science Fiction: Theological Implications of Artificial Intelligence.Robert M. Geraci - 2007 - Zygon 42 (4):961-980.
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    Signaling Static: Artistic, Religious, and Scientific Truths in a Relational Ontology.Robert Matthew Geraci - 2005 - Zygon 40 (4):953-974.
    . In this essay I point toward the difficulties inherent in ontological objectivity and seek to restore our truth claims to validity through a relational ontology and the dynamic of coimplication in signals and noise. Theological examination of art and science points toward similarities between art, religion, and science. All three have often focused upon a “metaphysics of presence,” the desire for absolute presence of the object . If we accept a relational ontology, however, we must accept that the revelation (...)
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