Title

Technology and Non-Interpersonal Relationships

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-23-2020

Keywords

Christian theology, relationships, technology, artificial intelligence

Abstract

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.

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Copyright 2020 Randy Beavers, Denise Daniels, Al Erisman, and Don Lee

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