Category Archives: Film

Thoughts on cinema, movie reviews.

Consciousness, Reality, and The Simulation Hypothesis

Yesterday a post in the Turing Church Facebook group (h/t Martin C.) mentioned a Skeptico interview with filmmaker Kent Forbes, the creator of “The Simulation Hypothesis,” a recent film about the reality-as-a-sim concept, consciousness and quantum physics. Review and related thoughts below.

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Transhumanists as ‘Overlords’

Editor’s note: This essay by Khannea Suntzu is inspired by the TV adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s science fiction masterpiece “Childhood’s End.” See also “How ‘Childhood’s End’ Finally Made It to TV” on Rolling Stone. I haven’t started watching the miniseries but I’ll be sure to post a review in a few days. I hope they haven’t departed from the book too much, and at least respected Clarke’s spirit and atmosphere. “Childhood’s End” is one of my favorite science fiction novels – see my mini review here. See also some absurdly idiotic comments by the usual suspects.

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Life extension, cryonics and mind uploading on Swiss Italian TV

On March 22 the Swiss Italian TV (RSI) aired a documentary on ife extension, cryonics and mind uploading titled “Ho deciso di diventare immortale” (I decided to become immortal). I appear in the film with friends Linda Chamberlain, Aubrey de Grey, Randal Koene, and Max More.

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July 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

Last Saturday I had the pleasure to participate in the July 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, via Google+ Hangouts. We discussed The Singularity is Near movie, my talk in London on July 14, how to make transhumanism more appealing to women, and other issues. Continue reading July 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

EVA — What do you see when you close your eyes?

EVA is a recent Spanish science fiction film, very good and fresh, one of the best I have seen recently. In 2041, humanoid robots are commonplace. There are strict safety requirements and, if a robot proves unsafe, the words “What do you see when you close your eyes?” will switch it off and wipe its memory out.

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