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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.
Continue reading The Sacred Road to the Stars
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.
Continue reading Paradiso and Inferno in Robin Hanson’s ‘The Age of Em’
In January 2015 I posted a list of Turing Church projects. Here is a progress update.
Continue reading Turing Church Projects: Update
Fred Hoyle imagined a scientific theology with a hierarchy of Gods in the universe, from lower-case local gods all the way to an asymptotic cosmic God that emerges from the physical universe, comes into full being at the end of time, controls space and time with subtle quantum messages and time loops, seeds the universe with Life, and works through Life.
Continue reading A for Almighty – Fred Hoyle’s Cosmic Theology
I haven’t posted for a while because I have been studying and focusing on my forthcoming book, but I want to say something about my current studies and thoughts on physics, divine action, and resurrection, inspired by observations and comments by readers, especially Spud.
Continue reading Divine action and resurrection: something like that, more or less
On on the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering space flight, Internet investor and science philanthropist Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking announced a plan for our firsts steps to the stars: Breakthrough Starshot.
Continue reading Breakthrough Starshot: The first steps to the stars
Every week I will re-post here the new entries in the Irrational Mechanics News page, which is frequently updated with links and short summaries.
Continue reading Turing Church News – March 10, 2016
The Irrational Mechanics wiki is open to friends and collaborators, and partly open to the public. It contains several inter-related projects inspired by a positive attitude toward highly imaginative science and technology, including the Akashic Physics Roadmap (closed) and the India Awakens Conference (open). There is an open News page frequently updated with links and short summaries.
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