technotheology

Technotheology thinks that what is machinic in man and human in machines does not entail the dissolution of transcendental realm that regulates the unfolding of such entities as having always already had something in common. Technotheology does not have problems with the conceptualization of humans as digital, analogical or computing machines. The technotheological attitude precedes by embedding a cryptohumanity within technology as to subsume the operations between (post)humans to morality, the betterment of the (post)human world and the well functioning of society. Through the whole scope of (post)human entities and relations, technotheology still relies on hermetic humanity and on the modeling of ethics as human. It might have accepted that we can no longer sustain a concept of humanity that was never really sustainable other than a history to begin with. What it disavowsis the possibility of an inhuman thought and inhuman ‘ethics’ –technotheology insists that good sense be human, remaining conservatively moralistic at its core.

It is this subtle modeling of ethics on the human that safeguards techno-scientific development from the disruptive coming of a veritably inhuman intelligence. Ultimately, technotheology is a negative reaction that cannot cope with a productive unconscious neither with the dangers of the inhuman ‘outside’, which is why seeks to lacerate it and compresses humanity into a hermetic [1] receptacle. Cryptohumanity is a not a real gem and neither is it produceable in the real. Hermeneuticians do not know what they are digging for -they are just too faithful that the universe itself is righteous.

 ”To be an effective scientist, he must be naïve, and even deliberately naïve, in making the assumption that he is dealing with an honest God, and must ask his questions of the world as an honest man.” -Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings.

“Logic, after all, is from the start theology.” -Nick Land, “Circuitries”.


[1] It is no coincidence that hermeneutics, the science of interpretation and the attempts to ground human science and the task of interpretation on an adequate concept of truth, is one of the strongest allies of humanism. Hermenetics = hermeneutics and cybernetics, is not a veritable model of digging, one can say it can’t mine at all.

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