CMC Magazine: Technology as a Psychic Phenomenon
“Nevertheless, there are relationships, significant but covert, between the psychic and the technological. The key to this relationship lies in McLuhan’s idea of the “extensions of man.” The psychic and the technological represent two forms of the human attempt to abolish the constraints of time and space. We can, in fact, say with reason that technology represents the material expression or analogue of certain alleged psychic powers.”

In this 1997 article Grosso, in the end, dismisses the thesis. It seems to me that the trouble with techno-spiritual thesis like most religions is that it is taken all too literally. When that happens, as in this item, the essence of insight is lost. Resurrection is a potent notion – taken too literally it becomes the debate about ontology and the miracle is lost.

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