A balanced and informative article by Andrew Paul titled “The Turing Church Preaches the Religion of the Future,” published on Motherboard, describes the Turing Church as a transhumanist group that wants to “curate the crowdsourcing of a techno-rapture” and “provide a literal faith in the future.” Paul interviewed yours truly, Micah Redding, and Eliezer Yudkowsky (who declined to comment on the Turing Church).
“Based in part on the philosophy of early 20th century Russian cosmists like Nikolai Fedorov, Prisco and his supporters believe that, one day, we may, among other things, actually reach back into time through quantum weirdness and reconstitute our “information,” thus providing, for all intents and purposes, a resurrection. Once reconstituted, we should be able to evolve into higher forms of consciousness currently incomprehensible to mortal minds and indistinguishable to our current conceptions of gods…”
“Redding is one of the founders of the Christian Transhumanist Association, a group merging millennia-old Western belief with the most innovative, global scientific progress of our generation…”
“I think a philosophy or religion should be a DIY project to build an always incomplete, flexible, work-in-progress, always evolving personal system of thought,” [Prisco] writes to me. “Just like a free software project, which is a living project constantly revised and improved upon, released incrementally, and open to everyone to contribute…”