Techgnosis : Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information

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This work presents a perspective on technoculture by exploring the mystical impulses behind our obsession with information. In an age where it feels that technology has replaced imagination and that the rational outmodes the spiritual, Erik Davis unveils the hidden history behind each leap in technology. From the printing press to the telegraph, from the radio to the Internet, Davis takes us behind each communications breakthrough to reveal the mystical fervour that inspired it: utopian dreams, apocalyptic visions, digital phantasms and even alien obsessions. Leaping into the virtual future, Davis shows how the religious imagination will continue to shape the technology of the next more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 134.6 x 210.8 x 27.9mm | 385.56g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1852426454
  • 9781852426453

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