August 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

Today I had the pleasure to participate in the August 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, via Google+ Hangouts. It is good to see that this meeting is becoming more popular, we had 10 participants today, and a very interesting discussion on death and resurrection. Continue reading August 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

Giulio Prisco on Singularity 1 on 1: The End Is Not The End

Singularity Weblog | Giulio Prisco on Singularity 1 on 1: The End Is Not The End, by Socrates: “During our conversation we cover a wide variety of topics such as: how Giulio got interested in transhumanism and the singularity; the inspirational role of science fiction in general and Arthur C. Clarke in particular; the many definitions of the technological singularity; transhumanism and why he is a singularitiarian who doesn’t believe in the singularity; happiness as the ultimate motivation; religion, spirituality, unreligion and science; the Order of Cosmic Engineers; The Turing Church; hope and resurrecting the dead.” Continue reading Giulio Prisco on Singularity 1 on 1: The End Is Not The End

The Physics of Miracles — FastForward Radio

The Speculist, Wednesday 15 August 2012, 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT | Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon  welcome futurist and transhumanist Giulio Prisco to FastForward Radio to discuss his new magazine Turing Church, which is all about the convergence of  science, technology, religion, and spirituality. Continue reading The Physics of Miracles — FastForward Radio

The Praxis, by Dirk Bruere

I have known Dirk Bruere online for many years, but I only met him in person a few weeks ago in London. He came to my talk on Turing Church unlimited – Transhumanist Religions 2.0, on July 14 in London, and gave me a copy of his book The Praxis.

The official description: Immortality in the multiverse, The Artilect Messiahs, The end of death and suffering, Humans into Gods, The rise of the unreal, Raising the dead, Apocalypse and Judgment Day, The validation of religion, … and what we must do about it. These are the same matters that I discuss here, and I wish to recommend the book to all Turing Church readers.

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The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates, by Howard Bloom

KurzweilAI | Howard Bloom‘s forthcoming book The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates, is arguably his best book so far, a page-turner with deep thoughts and entertaining bits on every page.

Is The God Problem a book on the history of science? No, more like a philosophical novel. Wait, perhaps an autobiography? Pop culture?

All of the above, and none. The God Problem defies categorization; it’s a cascade of books within books within books, like the novels of Joyce and Pynchon. The difference is that Bloom writes about the thoughts of the deepest thinkers of all times, from the Babylonians to our days, then proposes new ideas of his own. Continue reading The God Problem: How A Godless Cosmos Creates, by Howard Bloom

How to cope with death: the Cosmist ‘Third Way’

Recently on Facebook a friend asked: “Hey, atheist friends, I need your help. I would like to listen and read what do you do when you lose somebody who you loved? I have tried several ways to ease the pain, but it is still there.” He addressed his atheist friends because evidently he didn’t want to hear about a supernatural afterlife. I took the liberty to offer my vision of a natural afterlife following technological resurrection, based on science and engineering.

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Socrates Had Haemorrhoids and Diarrhea

Dale Carrico writes: “I updated and extended a golden oldie in response to a report posted at the World Future Society by transhumanoid Hank Pellesier about how Robot Cultists want expect demand technno-immortality. I must say it probably qualifies as one of my grumpier columns.” Not surprisingly, he doesn’t even bother to spell Hank Pellissier‘s name right.

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July 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

Last Saturday I had the pleasure to participate in the July 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, via Google+ Hangouts. We discussed The Singularity is Near movie, my talk in London on July 14, how to make transhumanism more appealing to women, and other issues. Continue reading July 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association