“Historically, no god has survived science. Gods evolved,” he said at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where he unveiled his newest book, “Origin”.
“I happen to believe in looking at advances through technology,” Brown told reporters.
“Over the next decade our species will become enormously interconnected at a level we are not used to, and we will start to find our spiritual experiences through our interconnections with each other.
“Our need for the exterior God that sits up there and judges us… will diminish and eventually disappear.”
But Brown, 53, insisted that he was not against religion, and that said he just wanted to “start a dialogue”.
“I think religion does a lot of good in the world. I also think that the world has changed such that it is no longer a requirement,” he said.
He praised Pope Francis for trying to bring the Church into the modern era.
“I think the Church needs to evolve or it will go extinct, and I think that Pope Francis feels that also and is trying very, very hard to make Catholicism relevant in the modern world,” he said.
Source: PUNCH newspaper