ARTÍCULO

Heaven on earth: the mind uploading project as secular eschatology

Autores: Gaitán Mantaras, Leandro Martín
Título de la revista: THEOLOGY AND SCIENCE
ISSN: 1474-6700
Número: 17
Páginas: 403 - 416
Fecha de publicación: 2019
Resumen:
This paper addresses the greatest aspiration of the transhumanist movement: achieving immortal life through a procedure known as mind uploading. This procedure consists in keeping our minds fully and indefinitely operative after death by transferring them to a non-biological substrate that allows man to be liberated from his bodily confinement. My main thesis is that the mind uploading project presupposes a secular eschatology, consummating the Promethean utopia according to which human beings could redeem themselves, expelling God definitively from their existential horizon. On this basis, the paper offers meaningful contrasts between the uploading as secular eschatology and the Christian tradition.