Rawlings School of Divinity
Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (MA)
immortality, mind uploading, transhumanism, resurrection, identity
Christianity | Philosophy
Leis, Adam M., "Immortality Through Mind Uploading and Resurrection" (2021). Masters Theses. 834.
Technology in the last century has flourished exponentially. Previous fantasies are becoming cutting-edge discoveries like global communications, encyclopedic knowledge at the average person’s fingertips, and even medical advances used to improve and extend one’s quality of life and life expectancy. As technology pushes the boundaries of what is possible, ambitious visionaries look to solve the arguably greatest problem known to humanity: death. Transhumanists aiming to use technology to overcome this great human limitation, mortality, present the newest proposed solutions to life’s oldest challenge. One of these solutions, mind uploading, is perhaps the most ambitious, but it is not without its own philosophical hindrances. In contrast, Christian resurrection claims to not only solve the problem of death, it claims to already have a historical model in the person of Jesus Christ.