This insight has profound implications for studies concerned with the sociological and theological dimensions of technological change. Both scholarly and popular accounts of the social, ethical and moral significance of novel technologies have tended to represent processes of technological change as a largely asocial affair. While it is often noted that notions of salvation and providence figure prominently in processes of technoscientific invention2 – and that religious narratives and normative concerns constitute an important frame in which public debates concerning technological artefacts are couched3 – contemporary analyses have tended to distinguish between the material processes of technological change and an altogether separate and categorically distinct social or moral realm.