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Wednesday, April 10 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Future of Spirituality and Technology, a conversation with Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly

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As technological advances have given rise to everything from social media to artificial intelligence, humanity has experienced unprecedented opportunity for connection and faces the prospect of radical disruption. The questions posed by these advances aren’t merely technical or economic; they’re deeply spiritual, too. What does the advance of technology mean for those who consider themselves spiritual? How do we live empathetically while being exposed through technology to seemingly limitless narratives of need, suffering, and injustice? Should our understanding of the uniqueness of a human person be revised as we begin to create devices which mimic our intelligence? How should we negotiate competing moral visions when programming morality into those devices? Do ancient faith traditions speak meaningfully to these modern questions? And how do these emerging technologies offer constructive help for our spiritual journeys? Join Kevin Kelly, the founding editor of WIRED magazine and an original thinker in the area of shaping the character and spiritual meaning of technology, as he addresses these questions and more. Jason Miller, lead pastor at South Bend City Church, will act as moderator.

Plan to stick around after the interview for the chance to hang out with Kevin and your fellow IDEA week participants, featuring a cash bar and food trucks.

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Jason Miller

Lead Pastor, South Bend City Church
Jason Miller is the founder and lead pastor of South Bend City Church in northern Indiana, an eclectic Christian community that meets on the factory floor where Studebaker cars were once made. He’s known for a uniquely thoughtful and creative style of preaching that serves believers... Read More →

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Kevin Kelly

Senior Maverick, Wired Magazine
Kevin Kelly helped launch Wired magazine in 1993, and served as its executive editor for its first seven years. He is now senior maverick for Wired. In 1994 and 1997, during Kelly’s tenure, Wired won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence (the industry’s equivalent... Read More →

Wednesday April 10, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
South Bend City Church Studebaker 112 635 South Lafayette Boulevard Suite BB, South Bend, IN 46601, USA