Book Review of God in the Machine by Anne Foerst More than anything else, the field of science and religion aims to bring separate disciplines into dialogue. In God in the Machine, Dr. Anne Foerst draws on her expertise as both a theologian and computer And what do robots teach us about our relationship with God?. God in the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God. Author: Anne Foerst View colleagues of Anne Foerst.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. A very good book that is more that it seems from the cover. View Full Version of PW. Specifically, Foerst argues that A. Trivia About God in the Machin John marked it as to-read Sep 07, I think there are scientists who are not.

Voerst, it was him that invited me to MIT. Brian Jayne rated it liked it Aug 18, The problem here is that people can emotionally bond with all sorts of entities that strain the notion of what can be considered part of the community and what cannot. And, for me as a theologian, that is because we lost our machjne with God that was started at the beginning.

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God in the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God by Anne Foerst

As a theologian, she argues that a return to a Biblical understanding of soul would help correct the dualistic, individualistic view of the soul that she attributes to Descartes.


Ernest rated it really liked it Feb 26, In God in the MachineDr. I met him in Germany and he gave a talk there. In her book titled God in the MachineFoerst maintains that strong bonds can develop between humans and cars, computers, and other devices.

And, there is nothing wrong with that assumption. Sunday, December 31, God in the Machine: Averill rated it it was ok Feb 27, In Western culture personhood is the basis for many of our moral judgments.

If Anne Foerst were there, she might have leveled those accusations at me. God in the Machine: Almost fanatical, one might day. Despite these criticisms, this is a work worth reading.

People always tell the story with Frankenstein building the monster who then turns against humanity, right? V marked it as to-read Feb 02, Giri Warrier added it Nov 19, And, with Cog, there was too much that the robot did on its own, and I always thought that we needed a robot that was purely reactive, just reacts to input from the outside world, and see what such a robot could do.

The other is a more modest goal, trying to find out how we work, learning more about who we are, learning more about what makes us human by trying to rebuild us, and seeing the failures and successes, and therefore find some solution for who we are. Notify me of new comments via email. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Emily rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Account Options Sign in. Some might find this incompatible. And, at the same time we look for extraterrestrial intelligence. A fuller appreciation of robots, it seems, points the way toward healing. To ask other readers questions about God in the Machineplease sign up. And, those are usually scientists that I interact with the most.

God in the Machine: What Robots Teach Us About Humanity and God

Lists with This Book. From inside the book. And so, if we build the robots such that we have to interact with them in a good way to make them smart, then it will be a great relationship. No trivia or quizzes yet.

She is incidentally a professor at St. Discover what to read next. By doing so, she discovered two incongruous cultures: Read, macihne, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

But, I think they all make sense in certain contexts. And, intelligent databases like that certainly serve their purpose.

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