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The Turing Church: a minimalist, open, extensible Cosmic Religion.
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
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.
Continue reading Virtual reality a new frontier for religions
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.
Continue reading Religion in the time of superintelligence
My article “You Am Us” has been published on The Transfigurist, the new blog of the Mormon Transhumanist Association launched on January 1.
Continue reading You Am Us
Here you can discuss whatever you like. Just don’t spam or troll. Reply to the thread to add a new topic, or reply to an existing topic.
Continue reading Open Forum – 2015
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.
Continue reading Virtual Turing Church – Brainstorm