A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together

A man has no religion who has not slowly and painfully gathered one together, adding to it, shaping it; and one’s religion is never complete and final, it seems, but must always be undergoing modification (D. H. Lawrence).

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Comments on ‘Goertzel Contra Dvorsky on Mind Uploading’

George Dvorsky has written an article on “You’ll Probably Never Upload Your Mind Into A Computer” on io9. Ben Goertzel has replied with an article on “Goertzel Contra Dvorsky on Mind Uploading” on H+ Magazine. I agree with Ben, and posted the comments below on both articles. Continue reading Comments on ‘Goertzel Contra Dvorsky on Mind Uploading’

2113 (part two) — Getting stuck in progress

Editor’s note: This is part 2 of Khannea’s 2113 future history. See also part 1.

It is the year 2113, and humanity “made it”.

It was touch and go there for a while — but the advancing tidal wave of technological progress has swept all things that could be argued problematic aside.

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My MTA 2013 talk: Life and The Computational Problem of Evil

I gave a talk on “The Computational Problem of Evil” at the 2013 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. I argued that the Problem of Evil has a simple solution when examined with a rigorous approach based on the physics of computation and I used animations featuring Joe Glider, an inhabitant of Conway’s Game of Life, to illustrate my argument.

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