Technology and Non-Interpersonal Relationships
Christian theology, relationships, technology, artificial intelligence
This article examines how our interactions with technology-infused objects affect human relationships and spirituality. From a Christian perspective, how do non-interpersonal relationships influence our relationships with others and with God? Using Martin Buber’s (1958/2000) I-Thou Framework and Scripture, we examine technology that is made by people yet has capabilities greater than people do in a growing number of contexts. We discuss boundaries and trust with respect to how we relate to these objects as non-persons. We conclude with implications for business decision-making.
Beavers, Randy, Daniels, Denise, Erisman, Al, and Don Lee. "Technology and Non-Interpersonal Relationships." Journal of Biblical Integration in Business 23 (2020): 21-29.
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