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The Turing Church: a minimalist, open, extensible Cosmic Religion.
The Modern Cosmism Conference on October 10 in New York City promises to be a super must-go event dedicated to a fresh, modern interpretation and formulation of Cosmism. I will be there, and I hope to see you there.
Continue reading Modern Cosmism Conference, New York, October 10
Watch the full video recording of the 10th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology, held by Terasem on July 20, the anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon, in the Terasem Island in Second Life.
Continue reading Terasem VIDEO – 10th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology
Come to the Terasem island in Second Life tomorrow, Monday July 20, and attend the 10th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology. Please reshare!
Continue reading Terasem – 10th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology
Andy Weir, the author of The Martian (soon to become a movie), also wrote a delightful short story about Open Individualist resurrection. Highly recommended.
Continue reading A short story about Open Individualist resurrection by Andy Weir, author of The Martian
My article “Local truth and revelation” has been published on The Transfigurist, the blog of the Mormon Transhumanist Association.
Continue reading Local truth and revelation
As a child of the 60s I spent most of my life regretting that we didn’t build those cities on the Moon and the planets. Now I realize that the Apollo adventure was too far from our supply lines to be sustainable. But we are still doing space, and someday (not soon) we will go back to the Moon, and then to Mars, to the planets, and to the stars.
Continue reading unSingularity – let’s enjoy the slow hike to the future
On March 22 the Swiss Italian TV (RSI) aired a documentary on ife extension, cryonics and mind uploading titled “Ho deciso di diventare immortale” (I decided to become immortal). I appear in the film with friends Linda Chamberlain, Aubrey de Grey, Randal Koene, and Max More.
Continue reading Life extension, cryonics and mind uploading on Swiss Italian TV
My friend Ben Goertzel has written an awesome must-read post titled “Paranormal Phenomena, Nonlocal Mind and Reincarnation Machines.” As usual, I agree with all that Ben says. Read his post now, then my comments below.
Continue reading Ben Goertzel on Nonlocal Minds and Reincarnation Machines
I loved the announcement of Mars One back in 2012, but I always suspected that the project was meant as a scam from day one, the real business plan being to grab some cash and go.
Continue reading I still love Mars One
In this article first published on Digital Journal I express enthusiasm for recent advances in practical nanotechnology, and at the same time regret for the heroic visions of the 90s. See also this commentary at Foresight Institute and my old (2006) essay “Globalization and Open Source Nano Economy.”
Continue reading The nanobots are coming back
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.
Continue reading Turing Church and its Eastern connection