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Talk on Turing Church unlimited – Transhumanist Religions 2.0, London, July 14, 2012

On Saturday, July 14, 2012, in London, I will give a talk on Turing Church unlimited – Transhumanist Religions 2.0, organized by David Wood and the London Futurists Meetup group. The talk is free to attend – no charge. I look forward to seeing all my friends in the area, and meeting new friends.

You can sign up on the London Futurists Meetup website or on Facebook. “It’s at least conceivable that remarkably advanced technology of the future may allow positive answers.In other words, it’s at least conceivable that our descendants will have the god-like ability to recreate us in the future, giving us an unexpected prospect for immortality,” says David Wood in Super-technology and a possible renaissance of religion, with a very interesting preliminary discussion in the comments.

Turing Church unlimited – Transhumanist Religions 2.0
New Cosmist religion and spirituality for our boundless future (and our troubled present)

Saturday, July 14, 2012
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The talk is free to attend – no charge

Birkbeck College
Torrington Square
WC1E 7HX
LONDON (map)
Room 414, fourth floor, main building (entrance on Torrington Square)

The event will be followed by a chance to continue the discussion in a nearby pub – The Marlborough Arms, 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ.

This talk provides a review of an emerging  “unreligious religion” – Cosmism – that is part of a radical futurist conception of the development of humanity.

The “manifest destiny” of our species is colonizing the universe and developing spacetime engineering and scientific “future magic” much beyond our current understanding and imagination. God-like beings will exist in the future, and they may be able to affect their past – our present – by means of spacetime engineering. Probably other civilizations out there already attained God-like powers.

Future magic will permit achieving, by scientific means, most of the promises of religions – and many amazing things that no human religion ever dreamed. Future God-like beings will be able to resurrect the dead by “copying them to the future.” Perhaps we will be resurrected in virtual reality, and perhaps we are already there.

Cosmist Religions 2.0 based on these ideas can give us the positive optimism and strenuous mood to overcome our current problems and embark on our cosmic journey.

Inspiring image of an infinity sign in the sky: The material around SN 1987A, ESO/Wikimedia Commons

  • Future magic will permit achieving, by scientific means, most of the promises of religions – and many amazing things that no human religion ever dreamed. Future God-like beings will be able to resurrect the dead by “copying them to the future.” Perhaps we will be resurrected in virtual reality, and perhaps we are already there.

    On that note, what is the scientific justification for quantum archaeology?

  • Giulio Prisco

    @Eudoxia re “what is the scientific justification for quantum archaeology?”

    “Scientific justification” may bee too strong a term for wild speculations like these, but I think quantum archaeology is not impossible in-principle, and not incompatible with the laws of fundamental physics as we understand them today. When something is not impossible, usually somebody finds a way to do it.

    Some thoughts here:
    http://turingchurch.com/2012/01/02/quantum-archaeology/