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  1. Spirituality is a product of technology.

    Human culture has also evolved from the ability to speak – this is technology. The coexistence of people, conditioned by the norms of the very first morality , is the result of the experimental development of the most effective ways.

    The people of antiquity had advanced technologies of construction and architecture – and this became one of the foundations of their religion, and this also includes the development of literature of people of those times,and what kind of religiosity and mythologization this resulted in. The Abrahamic religions were based on the book, what is the essence of technology.

    Modern ethics is developed on the basis of scientific knowledge that does not support myths about different kinds of people.

    It is clear that there is also a perverse method – to try to put spirituality ahead of technology. For example, Isaac Asimov came up with the” Three Rules of Robotics ” even before artificial intelligence androids were invented and launched. Of course, this is ridiculous, and in the future it will be ineffective, because the spiritual side of the relationship must be developed in fact and by experience. Based on existing technologies.

  2. In fact, it has been following this path for at least millennia. If we limit ourselves only to Europe, then this is the whole of antiquity and the Middle Ages. And especially in the Middle Ages, when philosophy was considered the queen of sciences.

    So your question should be asked differently – were there any problems that the “spiritual path” did not solve?

    There were such problems. And there were plenty of them, actually. Increasing the profitability of the economy (agricultural productivity), solving survival problems (Google the “Black Death” – it happened just in the heyday of European “spiritual civilization”), simply increasing life expectancy.

    Not coincidentally, the Philosopher's Stone (which the alchemists were looking for) it could also produce medicine for any disease.

  3. The technological path is a consequence of the alienation of man from nature, which, according to Christianity, is caused by the fall. That is why humans fear and hate animals, and only now do we see examples where wild animals are not afraid of humans, if they treat them with love (and not with the desire to conquer them or turn them into prey). The spiritual development of human civilization would be an opportunity to develop science and technology, while not subordinating the social life of society to scientific and technological discoveries. But this chance was lost – the only civilization that developed a modern type of science in the Middle Ages was Zap. Europe, and there the development of science was closely linked to emancipation from philosophy and religion. On the contrary, science was strongly and closely connected with magic and the so-called “magical sciences” – astrology, alchemy, etc. Therefore, the principle of overcoming the will to power in the name of a careful attitude to nature was resolutely rejected as an unnecessary prejudice. It was only in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries that many thinkers were horrified to see the problems and limits of the technological path. But it's too late now. We can't get off it, humanity is too numerous. If we stop scientific progress or try to redirect it, remake it, millions will die in the course of unprecedented upheavals. Now we need to approach the problem from the other end – to normalize our social and political life, if we do not want the desire for endless progress to destroy us. So we will go all the way to the end of technology, make ourselves an object of influence of sciences, but sciences of socio-humanitarian, based on the basis of philosophical knowledge. In this way, the skew when only natural sciences are considered sciences will be harmonized. As the famous anthropologist K. Levi-Strauss said: “The twentieth century was the century of natural sciences and it gave us wonderful discoveries, but also two world wars and nuclear weapons. The twenty-first century must become the century of the humanities, or humanity will be doomed” (quoted from memory).

  4. In my understanding of “spirituality” – no, it could not. This is utopia. Spirituality is when the state is governed by wise men, based on the concept of justice, and society itself puts love for itself and everything that surrounds it at the top of everything. Well, guys, it would be some kind of Paradise then.�

    And about spirituality in its harsh realities, Homo sapiens has already written Cyber Freak in his answer. But is this true spirituality? A pathetic simulacrum.

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