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Conspiracy Theories and Extraterrestrial Technologies

Monday, March 20, 2023
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Dunning Hall
Room: 27
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For conspiracy theorists, and those in certain New Ageand far-right communities, Artificial Intelligence, nanotechnology, the Metaverse, and Elon Musk’s Neuralink are evidence of a vast, global “transhumanist” conspiracy. Why has transhumanism, a relatively small philosophical, social, and political movement, become the focus of conspiracists like Alex Jones and public figures on the far- right? How does anti-transhumanist rhetoric relate to New Age visions of intergalactic apocalypses, Ascended Masters, and advanced extraterrestrial technologies? This presentation explores the complex relationships between science, technology, and religion through the conspiratorial responses to the transhumanist vision of technological futures.


Allison Gowanlock
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