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Secret Human Project

Religion and technology, far from being opposed, are commonly motivated by the search for relief from the harsh and disappointing life of the body in the real world. They both seek salvation from the animal condition. Having conceived ideals of perfection, the religious mind then projects these outside itself as “God.” Such ideals are spiritualized in order to believe that they are “already so.” The secret human project has always been the darkly religious motivation behind the hubris of technology: to make it so by stealing the fire or mantle of the Creator, to become as gods ourselves. Moreover, technology and monotheistic religion unite in arrogating to the male the right to do as he sees fit with the future of the planet, indeed the cosmos. They merge in the longing to emulate the ways of a masculine god.

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