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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 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.
Continue reading Don’t miss the Terasem GN11 Workshop on BioNanoTechnology, today (July 20) in Second Life
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.
Continue reading Video Q/A with Frank J. Tipler
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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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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Several months ago, in the framework of an ongoing, never ending exploration of the convergence of Eastern and Western science and spirituality, we started planning for the India Awakens Conference.
Continue reading India Awakens Conference, February 12, 2017: Early call for support
Robin Hanson’s future scenario in “The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth” reminds me of Dante. On the one hand, many people will transcend (current concepts of) humanity and “transhumanize” – a word invented by Dante in Paradiso, Canto 1 – to become uploaded souls running on high performance computing circuitry. On the other hand, they will live in red-hot metal cities that create strong hot winds to disperse the excess heat generated by billions of uploads computing their way to continued existence. The infernal city of Dis, described by Dante in Inferno, Canto 8, comes to mind.
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In January 2015 I posted a list of Turing Church projects. Here is a progress update.
Continue reading Turing Church Projects: Update