I think religions that provide hope in personal resurrection – either traditional religions based on the “supernatural” or modern, Cosmist religions based on science, might be our best protection from reckless pursuit of superintelligence and other risky technologies.
The recent site problems were due to thousands of spam comments every day, coming in too fast for the system and the database to cope with. I guess that’s the price to pay when a site starts to become popular. What I did after repairing the database was:
All comments disappeared, which is really disappointing because there were many excellent comments. I will try and do something to recover.
UPDATE – SOLVED with this excellent WP database repair tool: WP-DBManager. I also deleted more than 8,000 spam users, added CAPTCHA to the comment form, and disabled new user registration, please write if you want to register a user here.
Last week I sent my article “A minimalist, open, extensible Cosmic Religion” to several mailing lists: turingchurch, cosmic-engineers, transfigurism, christian-transhumanism (Google Groups) and universalimmortalism (Yahoo Groups). This is a summary of the very interesting discussion on the mailing lists and this website.