We need to go back to space and start dreaming again

We need to go back to space. We need to go back to the Moon now. We need to see people working and living in space for our mental health as a species. In the video We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 1), Neil deGrasse Tyson says that when we came back from the Moon we stopped dreaming. He is right, and we need to go back and start dreaming again. Continue reading We need to go back to space and start dreaming again

Mind uploading, vitology, and crystal minds

In A Window of Opportunity, Dr. Randal A. Koene says that the long term future will either not involve us or will demand that we become vastly more adaptable. “Ultimately, that is where the solution to adaptability lies, in the ability to move functions of the mind to many different types of substrates — to be substrate independent minds (SIM)… Almost every religion attempts to address the problem of Being, and most espouse some form of adaptable existence whereby experience can be carried on in another substrate,” he says. I agree, and I think our ultimate cosmic destiny is to leave biology behind and become cyber angels. Continue reading Mind uploading, vitology, and crystal minds

Treasure seeker

The thought of searching for and then finding a treasure probably has intrigue and excitement for almost everyone. Even as a child I was fascinated by hearing about a buried treasure of gold doubloons, a lost gold mine or seeing a movie with piles of sparkling jewels and pearls. My grandmother’s curio cabinet with its hidden key was of special interest because it was locked and off limits to the grandchildren other than having glass doors to see through. Continue reading Treasure seeker

Scattering Fred on Terasem beach

Yesterday May 10 the Terasem crowd in Florida scattered the ashes of our beloved friend Fred Chamberlain on the beautiful beach near the Terasem Ashram. The ashes were scattered, but Fred’s brain is stored at the Alcor cryonics facility, and someday it will be possible to retrieve all thoughts, feelings and memories from Fred’s frozen brain, merge them with his extensive mindfile (much more about mindfiles in a forthcoming post), and bring him back to life. Continue reading Scattering Fred on Terasem beach

In praise of soft rationality and rational spirituality

I cultivate the excellent habit of rationality and consider it as a very useful tool. But rationality is indeed a tool (a useful means to achieve a desired result), and not an end in itself. Far from being the enemies of science, religion and spirituality otfen drive scientific advances. Open-minded soft rationality is a much better approach to science than dull, fundamentalist rationalism.

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