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).
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.
A group of transhumanists issued a petition to “Disavow Zoltan Istvan Candidacy for US Presidency.” Many good friends invited me to sign the petition, but I didn’t sign it.
Editor’s note: Our friend Khannea Suntzu asks sincere questions that need honest answers. Please read until the end for a background.
My article “Can Mormonism save Western civilization from Submission?” has been published on The Transfigurist, the blog of the Mormon Transhumanist Association.
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.
Come to the Terasem island in Second Life tomorrow, Monday July 20, and attend the 10th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology. Please reshare!
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.
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.
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.