The things that make us uncomfortable about the interaction is what is sometimes referred to as “the uncanny valley.” Most often this applies to robots who are supposed to look human, but can’t quite pull it off. But it seems appropriate to this interaction as well. You reach the uncanny valley when you get close to “almost human” in looks or interactions.
Calls for papers
Conference: In Search of the Origins of Religions
September 11–13, 2015
Deadline: March 1, 2015
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Conference: Second Undegraduate Conference on Religion and Culture
March 28, 2015
Syracuse, NY, USA
Deadline: February 15, 2015
Symposium: Society for the Study of Religion and Transhumanism (SSRT)
What happens to religion if the future belongs to the cyborgs?