By Alexander Bard
A e-book that dares to explain individualism as a faith and paint a fact that's essentially digital, instead of actual. whereas the authors don’t brain difficult the reader’s view of the self and the realm, their major goal is to urge passive receivers of the long run to develop into extra energetic individuals. enticing observations and perceptive interpretations of up to date society. Alexander Bard and Jan Söderqvist are Swedish philosophers and authors of the the world over winning Futurica Trilogy. They lecture internationally in regards to the present international net revolution. Bard & Söderqvist are considered as pioneers within the literary style futurica, the place philosophy, social thought and futurology merge. After becoming a member of forces within the past due 1990’s, Bard & Söderqvist argued that the interactive revolution is the main profound and radical of all technological revolutions in historical past, that it thoroughly transforms society, politics, the financial system and the tradition, social strength constructions, the collective international view and the total proposal of being human. They proven the consequences of electronic dynamics on a variety of degrees of a globalized global. They not just made arguable predictions within the early years of the recent millennium (and cleverly foresaw either the dot.com crash and September 11), they've got considering that then been confirmed correct in almost each element or even within the so much minute of detals. not just did Bard & Söderqvist foresee innovative suggestions corresponding to Google, fb, Al-Qaida and Wikileaks; additionally they went deeper and seemed into the very strength fight of the on-going revolution itself. Bard & Söderqvist are actually again with a brand new metaphysics for the electronic age.
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Nowhere is this usage of God as a productive object of projection clearer than in the person who has failed in life in his or her own mind and is bravely struggling for self-restitution. When Bill Wilson founds Alcoholics Anonymous in the United States in the 1930s for example, it was with the unshakeable conviction that religion – in whichever form it appears, as long as it preaches a sense of belonging that is greater and mightier than the small, cramped prison, which is how the addict experiences his/her own subjectivity – is the best possible springboard out of alcohol addiction.
This is indisputable. Even our dead cousins the Neanderthals buried their near and dear ones under ritual forms that indicate the presence of some kind of religion. From this, one may then draw a number of different conclusions. One of the conclusions that was particularly frequently and eloquently proposed around the millennium shift was that God – and here we are speaking mainly about the Christian God and his Almighty colleagues within Judaism and Islam – is pure delusion. This is in fact the title of the central work of the radical atheist genre, The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins, a celebrated evolutionary biologist and pugnacious atheist.