In the picture I am with many good friends at the yearly meeting of religious and spiritual transhumanists, the 2014 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. See the video and slides of my talk below.
“Theism From Deism” – a bridge between the impersonal, scientific Cosmic View and a personal God who cares and grants resurrection – is present but never made too explicit in both transhumanism and new religious trends. I am persuaded that we will go to the stars and find Gods, build Gods, become Gods, and resurrect the dead from the past with advanced science, space-time engineering and “time magic.” I see God emerging from the community of advanced forms of life and civilizations in the universe, and able to influence space-time events anywhere, anytime, perhaps even here and now. I also expect God to elevate love and compassion to the status of fundamental forces, key drivers for the evolution of the universe. I think we should actively promote our heroic cosmic faith, in a simple, appealing viral package.
See also the writeup “Cosmology is not geography” with the second part of my talk, that I didn’t have time to cover deeply enough at the conference.
See all other MTA 2014 videos.