My MTA 2012 presentation on The Turing Church of Transcendent Engineering

Here is my presentation on The Turing Church of Transcendent Engineering at the 2012 conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. The conference was held on 6 April 2012 from 9am to 5pm at the Salt Lake City Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Stranger in a strange Mormon neverland

I spent a few days in Utah for the MTA 2012 conference organized by the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA), and my good local friends took me around for a crash course in Utah life and Mormon ways, and the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church, aka Mormon Church) and its enigmatic founder, with a culture shock and many interesting conversations about the ins and outs of Mormon culture.

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Mindfiles and the active side of infinity

My friend Fred Chamberlain recently had his brain placed into cryostasis at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale. He created a large mindfile, probably one of the most complete created so far, which will be used together with the information stored in Fred’s frozen brain to reconstruct him after cryonic sleep, once the technology is available.

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Theologian: Transhumanism ‘inevitable’

The Rev. Mark Douglas, a Presbyterian minister, theologian, ethicist, and professor at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga., said in a lecture in Sylvania that transhumanism is “inevitable,” as long as humanity continues to exist.  He also said that one can find support in the Bible for transhumanism (Source: toledoBlade). Continue reading Theologian: Transhumanism ‘inevitable’

EVA — What do you see when you close your eyes?

EVA is a recent Spanish science fiction film, very good and fresh, one of the best I have seen recently. In 2041, humanoid robots are commonplace. There are strict safety requirements and, if a robot proves unsafe, the words “What do you see when you close your eyes?” will switch it off and wipe its memory out.

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