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Mormon Transhumanist Association conference, SLC, April 6

On April 6 I will give a talk on “The Turing Church of Transcendent Engineering” at the 2012 conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association.
My talk will be based on a revised version of “Transcendent Engineering.” I will also discuss examples of emerging and not yet well understood science that could be relevant to synthetic realities, resurrection, and “quantum archaeology.”

The transcendent science and engineering of our mind children in the far future is probably not understandable and not even remotely imaginable by us, at this stage of our evolution. Yet, some of our current scientific theories seem to hint at possible scientific foundations for transcendent engineering. I wish to show some glimpses at these foundations, with the caveat that we don’t really understand these things yet… and all that I will say is most likely wrong. Reality can only be even stranger then the weirdest theories.

The conference will be held on April 6, 2012 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Salt Lake City Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Schedule for the Mormon Transhumanist Association Conference 2012.

The conference is open to the public, please register here. For those who cannot attend in person, all talks will be streamed via transfigurism.org, and recorded as well.

Previous conferences sponsored by the Mormon Transhumanist Association include the 2010 Transhumanism and Spirituality conference and the 2009 Mormonism and Engineering conference.

Speakers will address the themes of Mormonism, Transhumanism, and Transfigurism, with particular attention to topics at the intersection of technology, spirituality, science and religion.