Techno-Religion for the Masses: Part 1

We often think of technology and religion as distinct and separate worlds, but what happens when they converge? Join Robert and Joe in this two-part episode as they examine religious world views shaped by technology, such as John Murray Spear's electrical messiah, the simple prayer wheel and the psycho-spiritual technologies of Scientology.

Techno-Religion for the Masses: Part 1

Image Caption: A rare and important 17th-century Safavid brass world map from Isfahan which employs a sophisticated non-polar projection based on 9th century Islamic mathematics to preserve direction and distance to Mecca at the center. (© Christie's Images/Corbis)

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Topics in this Podcast: Communication, Futurism, religion, technology