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Akashic Physics and Engineering, Video Q/A with Ralph Abraham and Sisir Roy

I hosted an online VR/video chat with mathematician Ralph Abraham and physicist Sisir Roy, authors of “Demystifying the Akasha: Consciousness and the Quantum Vacuum.” Full video, slides, and first impressions below.

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No Man’s Sky: A Deist Simulated Universe

I don’t play No Man’s Sky (yet?), the pictures here were taken by my friend Extropia DaSilva who is busy exploring the simulated universe. Perhaps I will follow, but perhaps not: I am sure I would love No Man’s Sky and find it addictive, but I prefer to develop visions of hope for everyone to visit, one day, the big No Man’s Sky out there. However, No Man’s Sky is the richest simulation that we have developed so far, and an impressive technological feat.

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Consciousness, Reality, and The Simulation Hypothesis

Yesterday a post in the Turing Church Facebook group (h/t Martin C.) mentioned a Skeptico interview with filmmaker Kent Forbes, the creator of “The Simulation Hypothesis,” a recent film about the reality-as-a-sim concept, consciousness and quantum physics. Review and related thoughts below.

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Video: 11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology, Second Life, July 20

The 11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology was held in Second Life on July 20, 2016. Futurist Melanie Swan gave a talk on BioNano technology, current status and prospects, and philosophical aspects. This is a full video recording of the Workshop, including Q/A. Enjoy!

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Don’t miss the Terasem GN11 Workshop on BioNanoTechnology, today (July 20) in Second Life

Don’t miss the 11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology, today (July 20) at 9am PDT, noon EDT (5pm in London, 6pm in most of continental Europe). Futurist Melanie Swan will give a talk on BioNano technology, current status and prospects, and philosophical aspects. I look forward to seeing you at the Workshop! Access coordinates below.

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Video Q/A with Frank J. Tipler

Yesterday Micah Redding and I spent a few hours in a fascinating online discussion with Prof. Frank J. Tipler, covering Tipler’s ideas, papers, books, physics (a lot of that) and theology. Watch the full video below.

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Philosophy of Biological Cell Repair informs Geoethical Nanotechnology: Melanie Swan to speak at the Terasem GN11 Workshop in Second Life

Polymath technology expert Melanie Swan will give a talk at the 11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology, to be held in Second Life on July 20, the anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon.

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Terasem – 11th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology

The 11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology will be held in Second Life on July 20, the anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon. I look forward to seeing you there! Please note that there is still room for speakers – please contact Lori (coordinates below) if you wish to give a talk. Speakers will be announced here in the next few days.

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The Sacred Road to the Stars

My essay “The Sacred Road to the Stars,” which is also a section of my forthcoming book, has been published on The Transfigurist, the online magazine of the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA). I argue that we should consider our first timid steps into outer space as the beginning of our journey on the sacred road to the stars.

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Video – Robin Hanson in Second Life on ‘The Age of Em’

Robin Hanson presented his new book “The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth” at the Turing Church meeting in Second Life on Sunday, June 26. The presentation was followed by a discussion.  Watch the full video of the talk and the discussion.

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The Age of Em – Robin Hanson in Second Life, Sunday June 26

Robin Hanson will present his new book “The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth” at the next Turing Church meeting in Second Life on Sunday, June 26. The presentation will be followed by a discussion, and everyone will be able to ask questions.

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