Knocking on Heaven’s Door — Russian Cosmism, Transhumanism and Space Exploration

I watched George Carey‘s film “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” aired by the BBC last year on the 50th Yuri’s Night. The one-hour film is recommended to all those who are interested in space, the history of the Russian space program, the amazing beautiful philosophy known as Russian Cosmism (and, more recently, just Cosmism), our place and future in the universe, technological immortality and resurrection. Continue reading Knocking on Heaven’s Door — Russian Cosmism, Transhumanism and Space Exploration

A real Apollo 18, open source and crowd-funded, and then to the stars

In a few months it will be 40 years since the last man walked on the Moon. Unless, of course, one wants to believe in the Apollo 18 story. I don’t, but the 70s retro look of the film and its beautiful lunar images made me remember that night 43 years ago, in 1969, when we watched Neil Armstrong walking on the Moon. Continue reading A real Apollo 18, open source and crowd-funded, and then to the stars

Future Day

In my talk at the lively Future Day event yesterday at Terasem in Second Life, I said:

Future Day should be all about a positive can-do attitude, a great excitement about a sexy, radically better future enabled by emerging technologies, and the drive to get out of bed in the morning, roll our sleeves up, and actually go and build this future. Some lucky people are natural born optimists, but most of us find positive thinking difficult and need a little motivational boost now and then. I think Future Days can play an important role. Continue reading Future Day