While WhatsApp and Facebook's previous $1 billion acquisition of Instagram were in keeping with its social network roots, Oculus Rift was in the video game industry and had yet to release a product. This led many to ask: what was Zuckerberg thinking?
When most people think of transhumanist art, they think of science fiction movies and novels. Of course, these forms of art have done much to promote transhumanism and the inevitable tech-dominated future.
We who care about religious communities must also pay close attention to ways in which online religious ideas and practices--even the virtual presence of the one Christians call Christ--manage to make real bodily difference in the actual world.
Do you recall the scene from Minority Report where Tom Cruise is pressing laser buttons that appear to be floating in thin air? Well, the future is here! Now you can do it yourself! Laser keyboards are sure to quench your sci-fi thirst.
Technological advancement is considered human advancement, but somewhere along the line, we have become sloppy about keeping up with the very things that make us human. How can anything compare to the words I say as I look into the eyes of someone important to me?
Some people might think I am conflating too many problems into one. Maybe I am, but whatever the web of systemic influences might be, I think we will see in coming times more examples of cultural backlashes against "too goods."