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Sex and the Art of Cosmic Governance, on Venus+X

The recently relaunched website Venus+X, founded by my friends Alison Gardner and Dan Massey (1942-2013) and now managed by Alison alone, has serialized and published a chapter of my forthcoming book “Tales More »

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Religion for the Cosmic Frontier, my talk at MTA 2014

In the picture I am with many good friends at the yearly meeting of religious and spiritual transhumanists, the 2014 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. See the video and slides of More »

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Terasem covered by Time Magazine

“A new religion has set out to store memories for centuries and deliver its believers into a world where our souls can outlive our selves.” So begins a Time Magazine article about More »

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Cosmology is not geography

Researchers believe they have found the signal left in the sky by “inflation” – the idea that the cosmos experienced an exponential growth spurt in its first trillionth, of a trillionth of a More »

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Mormon Transhumanist Association – 2014 Conference and March Discussion Group video

On April 4, 2014, I will give a talk on “Religion for the Cosmic Frontier” at the 2014 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA). I look forward to meeting many good More »

Sex and the Art of Cosmic Governance, on Venus+X

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The recently relaunched website Venus+X, founded by my friends Alison Gardner and Dan Massey (1942-2013) and now managed by Alison alone, has serialized and published a chapter of my forthcoming book “Tales of the Turing Church.” The chapter is titled “Sex and the Art of Cosmic Governance.” Enjoy, and please support Venus+X.

Religion for the Cosmic Frontier, my talk at MTA 2014

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In the picture I am with many good friends at the yearly meeting of religious and spiritual transhumanists, the 2014 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. See the video and slides of my talk below.

Terasem covered by Time Magazine

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“A new religion has set out to store memories for centuries and deliver its believers into a world where our souls can outlive our selves.” So begins a Time Magazine article about Terasem. The end: “[T]echnology can do almost everything for us… but it can’t bring the people we love back from the beyond. At least, the Terasemians say, not yet.”

Cosmology is not geography

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Researchers believe they have found the signal left in the sky by “inflation” – the idea that the cosmos experienced an exponential growth spurt in its first trillionth, of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second. In related news, surveyors have been climbing and re-measuring some of Britain’s highest peaks, to see if they are high enough to be called mountains. I am sure you see something odd here.

EVOLUTION AND DEATH

EVOLUTION AND DEATH

Of all the goals transhumanism seeks to attain, the one that gets reported the most is almost certainly the quest to end aging. The question is always asked: Should we be seeking to dramatically extend our lifespans, possibly to the extent of living forever?

Mormon Transhumanist Association – 2014 Conference and March Discussion Group video

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On April 4, 2014, I will give a talk on “Religion for the Cosmic Frontier” at the 2014 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA). I look forward to meeting many good friends there. Yesterday we had an interesting discussion at the March 2014 online discussion group.

Praise for Death is Wrong, a delicious transhumanist book for children

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Death is Wrong is a delicious little book for children and for life-extension advocates of all ages. Written by philosopher and futurist Gennady Stolyarov and illustrated by artist Wendy Stolyarov, the book shows that death is not inevitable, but a disease that can and will be cured by science. I am very pleased to see that Death is Wrong is going viral, with mentions and discussions all over the mainstream Internet.

VIDEO – January 2014 Online Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

At the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA) Online Discussion Group, 25 January 2014, we discussed plans for presentations at the forthcoming 2014 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association (Salt Like City, April 4), and the movie Her.

We also discussed the creation of an umbrella “Transfigurist Network” for religious transhumanists, to be established as a cooperative framework for collaboration between the MTA, the Christian Transhumanist Association (CTA), and other religious transhumanist associations that may emerge in the future.

The Russian Cosmists

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Now a film, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” by George Carey, and a book, “The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers,” by George M. Young, make Russian Cosmism much more accessible to a Western audience.

VIDEO – December 2013 Online Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

The discussion at the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA) Online Discussion Group, 28 December 2013, was again focused on collaboration between the MTA, the Christian Transhumanist Association (CTA), and other religious transhumanist associations that may emerge in the future.

We discussed the creation of an umbrella “Transfigurist Network” for religious transhumanists. This is a continuation of last month online meeting, and a first analysis of the comments and observations received. Your input is requested! If you haven’t participated in the discussion so far, please do!

Catching the light of other days

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It is not surprising that some of the best visions of technological resurrection have been proposed by science fiction writers. What is science fiction, after all, but the best way to talk meaningfully of wild speculative, still mysterious science and technology, and their likely impact on our world?

28 December 2013 Online Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

The December 2013 online discussion group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association [MTA] will be on Saturday, December 28, at 10:30am mountain time (9:30am PST, 12:30pm EST, 5:30pm UK, 6:30pm EU), in Google+ Hangouts.