At the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA) Online Discussion Group, 25 January 2014, we discussed plans for presentations at the forthcoming 2014 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association (Salt Like City, April 4), and the movie Her.
We also discussed the creation of an umbrella “Transfigurist Network” for religious transhumanists, to be established as a cooperative framework for collaboration between the MTA, the Christian Transhumanist Association (CTA), and other religious transhumanist associations that may emerge in the future.
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Spike Jonze‘s film Her, a love story between a human and one of the first artificial intelligences (AI), received several Golden Globe nominations and won the award for best screenplay.
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Yesterday I participated in a London Futurists Hangout on Air with Ramez Naam, Randal Koene, Michell Zappa (part time), and organizer David Wood. We discussed Ramez’ awesome techno thrillers NEXUS and CRUX.
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Stanisław Lem‘s Summa Technologiae was first published in 1964 in Poland. Almost fifty years later, in 2013, the publication of the English translation of the book, by Joanna Zylinska, one of the main literary events of 2013, makes Lem’s thoughts about science, technology, and the future, more accessible to Western readers.
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I started 2014 reading the recently published English translation of Stanisław Lem‘s masterpiece Summa Technologiae (see my forthcoming review “Summa Technologiae – Lem’s grim, sober Singularity”), so I decided to revisit some of Lem’s science fiction works.
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Now a film, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door,” by George Carey, and a book, “The Russian Cosmists: The Esoteric Futurism of Nikolai Fedorov and His Followers,” by George M. Young, make Russian Cosmism much more accessible to a Western audience.
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The discussion at the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA) Online Discussion Group, 28 December 2013, was again focused on collaboration between the MTA, the Christian Transhumanist Association (CTA), and other religious transhumanist associations that may emerge in the future.
We discussed the creation of an umbrella “Transfigurist Network” for religious transhumanists. This is a continuation of last month online meeting, and a first analysis of the comments and observations received. Your input is requested! If you haven’t participated in the discussion so far, please do!
Continue reading VIDEO – December 2013 Online Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association