Jubilee 2014

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Exploring Faith and Technology with Lessons from the World of Robotics

Derek Schuurman

Somerset East

Thoughtful Christians need to discern what it means to live as image-bearers in a technological society. Technology is not primarily about machines and devices, but rather is a human cultural activity in which we exercise freedom and responsibility. We will talk about different views of technology, as well as a Christian perspective informed by the Biblical themes of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration. As we draw on current examples from the world of robotics, where new developments raise many important ethical and social issues, these issues will highlight the importance of recognizing norms for appropriate and responsible technology development and use.

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