Category Archives: Society / Culture

Zoltan Istvan on Transhumanist Persons in Virtual Reality at the upcoming Terasem Colloquium in Second Life

Transhumanist philosopher, writer, and politician Zoltan Istvan will give a talk at the 2015 edition of the Terasem Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons, themed “Moral and Legal Imperatives for Sentient AI.” The Colloquium will take place in Second Life – Terasem sim – on Thursday, December 10 (time and access coordinates below).

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Rabid unthinking atheists, SJW mobs, and fake-liberal thought cops

Recently I participated in yet another Facebook discussion, initiated by a good friend, about atheism and religion. In the discussion, I referred to some (not all) atheists as “rabid, unthinking atheists,” which caused an heated debate. I promised to write a longer and hopefully thoughtful post, and here it is with a deliberately provocative title. TRIGGER WARNING FOR SJWs: you won’t like this post, perhaps you should stay in your safe space.

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Terasem VIDEO – 10th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology

Watch the full video recording of the 10th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology, held by Terasem on July 20, the anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon, in the Terasem Island in Second Life.

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unSingularity – let’s enjoy the slow hike to the future

As a child of the 60s I spent most of my life regretting that we didn’t build those cities on the Moon and the planets. Now I realize that the Apollo adventure was too far from our supply lines to be sustainable. But we are still doing space, and someday (not soon) we will go back to the Moon, and then to Mars, to the planets, and to the stars.

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Virtual Turing Church – Brainstorm

This is a brainstorm session on how to design and launch a Virtual Turing Church. As usual I am sending this post to several mailing lists, Facebook pages and discussion groups, but I would appreciate it of you could comment on the Turing Church website (commenting is much easier now) to have all inputs in the same place.

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The Turing Church and Open Source Religion: Ben Goertzel Interviews Giulio Prisco

This conversation between Ben Goertzel and myself was first published by H+ Magazine, then republished by the IEET. It’s the most detailed explanation of my thoughts on how to launch and promote The Turing Church.

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