A segment of the BBC interview with Richard Feynman, with his views on knowing his answers to everything. “If it turns out there is a simple ultimate law that explains everything so be it. That would be very nice discovery. If it turns out it’s like an onion with millions of layers and we just sick and tired of looking at the layers then that’s the way it is!” Video and transcript below. Continue reading Richard Feynman on doubt, uncertainty and religion
Today I had the pleasure to participate in the August 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, via Google+ Hangouts. It is good to see that this meeting is becoming more popular, we had 10 participants today, and a very interesting discussion on death and resurrection. Continue reading August 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association
Singularity Weblog | Giulio Prisco on Singularity 1 on 1: The End Is Not The End, by Socrates: “During our conversation we cover a wide variety of topics such as: how Giulio got interested in transhumanism and the singularity; the inspirational role of science fiction in general and Arthur C. Clarke in particular; the many definitions of the technological singularity; transhumanism and why he is a singularitiarian who doesn’t believe in the singularity; happiness as the ultimate motivation; religion, spirituality, unreligion and science; the Order of Cosmic Engineers; The Turing Church; hope and resurrecting the dead.” Continue reading Giulio Prisco on Singularity 1 on 1: The End Is Not The End
The Speculist, Wednesday 15 August 2012, 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT | Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon welcome futurist and transhumanist Giulio Prisco to FastForward Radio to discuss his new magazine Turing Church, which is all about the convergence of science, technology, religion, and spirituality. Continue reading The Physics of Miracles — FastForward Radio
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
Last Saturday I had the pleasure to participate in the first Hangout On Air of the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA). I also recommend the Q+ Hangouts, a series of online seminars on quantum information and quantum foundations on Hangouts On Air, and I hope also the Terasem Hangouts will be taken On Air soon. Continue reading Recommended Hangouts On Air: MTA and Q+
Yesterday May 10 the Terasem crowd in Florida scattered the ashes of our beloved friend Fred Chamberlain on the beautiful beach near the Terasem Ashram. The ashes were scattered, but Fred’s brain is stored at the Alcor cryonics facility, and someday it will be possible to retrieve all thoughts, feelings and memories from Fred’s frozen brain, merge them with his extensive mindfile (much more about mindfiles in a forthcoming post), and bring him back to life. Continue reading Scattering Fred on Terasem beach
There is more and more, and often positive, coverage of mind uploading and cybernetic immortality in the press, and it appears that leaving biology behind and becoming cyber angels is an idea whose time has come. Continue reading Becoming cyber angels
Here is my presentation on The Turing Church of Transcendent Engineering at the 2012 conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. The conference was held on 6 April 2012 from 9am to 5pm at the Salt Lake City Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
My friend Fred Chamberlain recently had his brain placed into cryostasis at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale. He created a large mindfile, probably one of the most complete created so far, which will be used together with the information stored in Fred’s frozen brain to reconstruct him after cryonic sleep, once the technology is available.
I am a big Tipler fan, see for example Interview with Frank. J. Tipler (Nov. 2002), and Review of The Physics of Christianity, by Frank Tipler.
Terasem joiners and friends meet on the 10th of each month, and remote participants can join via Google+ Hangouts. In the picture, the participants in Florida (shown, Martine Rothblatt performing a yoga session), Dan Massey and Alison Gardner from DC, myself from Europe, and a visitor. Continue reading Terasem Hangouts