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Humans are…Relational?

What does it mean to be Human?

Humans are…Relational?

Thu Mar 19th, 2020
What does it mean to be Human?
Relationships
Genesis, Meaning, Purpose
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Bible reference(s): Genesis 2

The popular 2013 Movie Her constructs a near-future world in which Theodore, a young single man, falls in love with a Samantha – an entirely virtual creation. In a recent Cambridge Paper on AI, author John Wyatt notes that ‘the fictional world of Her is not so far away’. He goes on to ask: “Will the promotion of ‘relationships’ with machines contribute to societal wellbeing and human flourishing, or provide new opportunities for manipulation and deception of the vulnerable?”. David Robertson at City Legal shares his reflections on the teaching of Genesis that ‘Humans are…Relational’.

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