The impact of information technology and the Internet upon society has increased rapidly in recent years to become the focus of much media attention, largely from a secular perspective.
Cybernauts Awake seeks to explore the profound and fascinating questions raised by the new technology from within a Christian context. What does space mean in cyberspace? Can intimacy be divorced from the physical world? What is a person if a computer can be made to behave just like one? Could cyberspace lead to a blurring of the distinction between truth and fiction by encouraging individuals to retreat into a fantasy world? . . .
Cybernauts Awake explains what cyberspace is and what we can do in it, and explores the dreams and dangers at the heart of the digital age. It is an essential read for all those who wish to learn how to use cyberspace wisely and well, according to Christian principles.
Professor Derek Burke (Chairman), former Vice-Chancellor of UEA
Christine Crosbie (Secretary)
Mr Nicholas Beale, member of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists
Ms Theresa Byrne, Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales
Dr Dave Leal, Lecturer in Philosophy & Moral Theology, Regent's Park College, University of Oxford
Professor Simon Peyton-Jones, former Professor of Computing Science, University of Glasgow
Professor John Pickering, Professor of Economics
Professor David Pullinger, former Electronic Publications Manager of Nature
Professor Harold Thimbleby, Director of Research, School of Computing Science, Middlesex University