Editor’s note: New contributor Nupur Munshi proposes an inspiring compilation of texts and songs from the works of Indian polymath and spiritual master Rabindranath Tagore, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, in support of our Cosmist beliefs.
In “Virtual reality a new frontier for religions,” published yesterday on Hypergrid Business, I argue that massively popular virtual churches, place of worship and spiritual communities in Virtual Reality (VR) will be developed with next-generation VR systems.
The Gizmodo article “When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?” by my good friend Zoltan Istvan has gone viral and created a wave of articles about religion in the time of superintelligence.
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This is a brainstorm session on how to design and launch a Virtual Turing Church. As usual I am sending this post to several mailing lists, Facebook pages and discussion groups, but I would appreciate it of you could comment on the Turing Church website (commenting is much easier now) to have all inputs in the same place.
Writing on The Guardian, Damien Walter says that science fiction has evolved into a religion for modern times. His interesting and thoughtful article covers much of the same ground explored in my essay “Religion Fiction Inspires Real Religion.”
Disqus is more or less a standard comment system these days, so I installed it to replace the old comment system. You can comment using any of your social media identities, or create a new one. All existing comments have been imported to Disqus. Please test!
Legendary cyberculture icon (and iconoclast) R.U. Sirius and Jay Cornell have written a delicious funcyclopedia of the Singularity, transhumanism, and radical futurism, just published on January 1. The book includes a short chapter dedicated to my favorite interpretation of these things – Cosmism – with a short and accurate high-level summary.
This conversation between Ben Goertzel and myself was first published by H+ Magazine, then republished by the IEET. It’s the most detailed explanation of my thoughts on how to launch and promote The Turing Church.