Contributor: Sean O’Callaghan

Sean O’Callaghan is an Associate Professor in the Religious and Theological Studies Department at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI. His main area of expertise is in the field of world religions and in the ways in which mainstream religions evolve into new forms, such as new religious movements and cyberspiritualities. Another significant area of research is in transhumanism and human enhancement technologies. Sean is the Graduate Director of the MA and PhD programs in Humanities at Salve Regina. Both programs explore what it means to be human in a technological world.

Prophets of the Digital Divine

On Being Human in Our Techno-Religious Future

In the scientific world, in particular, the subject of the techno-human—what it means to be human in a world of increasing technological complexity and integration with human life, including our bodies—is more prevalent than ever. But the impact of the technologization of the human being is also increasingly felt throughout almost every social, cultural, and academic... Read more