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In Our Own Image
New Book Explores Humanity’s Quest for Divinity through Technology

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Debashis Chowdhury discusses the possibility of humans
achieving a level of divinity and how technology will play its part in his new book, In
Our Own Image: Humanity’s Quest for Divinity via Technology (now available
through AuthorHouse).

  Chowdhury begins with the ancient Indian philosophy of Ashrama to explore the
“spark of divinity” within humans. “(It) is more than the ‘cycle of life,’” he says. “It is
the enhanced version that applies to intelligent beings. … We bolster the
competitive aspects of Ashrama, which now becomes ‘Maha’ or greater Ashrama –
Mahashrama. This is the existential compass that will guide us as we scale our
existence to the level of the stars and beyond.”

  In his book, Chowdhury investigates the essential nature of human beings and
emphasizes the necessity of a united humanity in order to discover higher levels of
existence. “Very quickly we find that human beings cannot undertake this trip on
spaceship Earth as a planet divided,” he writes. “Even as a species united, we
cannot pull this off alone! We will need the help of a species of machine

  In Our Own Image looks at the patterns that permeate the universe in order to find
a universal language that the universe is communicating to humans. “Simple
mathematical analysis, together with graphic illustrations, brings to life the
messages that the universe is trying to convey upon humanity,” says Chowdhury.
“The big revelation is what the analysis tells us about the next level of human
existence – the level at which we can first claim our own entry into divinity.”

  Chowdhury’s book is an explorer’s guide to finding humanity’s place in the
universe. “Once in a few billion years, the conditions are right for life to transcend
itself into a higher level of existence,” he writes. “In this very century, mankind will
invent the technologies that will give us the capabilities we have thus far
associated only with divinity.”

  Chowdhury was born in Shillong, India, and received his bachelor’s degree in
electronics and communications engineering from the Indian Institute of
Technology at Kharagpur. He moved to the United States to pursue a master’s
degree in electrical engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Upon finishing
his study, he relocated to Arizona. He has worked in many capacities for Intel Corp,
including IC design, product concept development, investments and marketing.
Chowdhury currently lives in Chandler, Ariz., with his wife and two children. He and
his family are avid travelers and maintain ties to classical Indian traditions,
especially music. He has published articles for magazines and technical
publications, but In Our Own Image is his first book.

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