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Turing Church events in Virtual Reality

Terasem Colloquium in Second Life, December 10, 2016: Program and Speakers

The 2016 edition of the Terasem Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons will take place in Second Life – Terasem sim – on Saturday, December 10, 2016. There are two main themes: “Legal Aspects of Futuristic Persons: Cyber-Humans,” and “A Tribute to the ‘Father of Artificial Intelligence,’ Marvin Minsky, PhD.” This is a can’t miss event with stellar speakers and content. You are invited!

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Terasem Colloquium in Second Life, December 10, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Terasem Annual Colloquium on the Law of Futuristic Persons will take place in Second Life – Terasem sim – on Saturday, December 10, 2016. There are two main themes: “Legal Aspects of Futuristic Persons: Cyber-Humans,” and “A Tribute to the ‘Father of Artificial Intelligence,’ Marvin Minsky, PhD.” This is a can’t miss event with stellar speakers and content. You are invited!

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Unitive Cosmic Consciousness: Video Q/A with Amit Goswami

I hosted an online VR/video chat with with physicist and “quantum activist” Amit Goswami, a sometime controversial scientist who wrote an excellent textbook on quantum physics and many popular books. Goswami, prominently featured in the cult film “What the Bleep Do We Know!?,” is persuaded that consciousness shapes physical reality. Full video, slides, and first impressions below.

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Video: 11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology, Second Life, July 20

The 11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology was held in Second Life on July 20, 2016. Futurist Melanie Swan gave a talk on BioNano technology, current status and prospects, and philosophical aspects. This is a full video recording of the Workshop, including Q/A. Enjoy!

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Don’t miss the Terasem GN11 Workshop on BioNanoTechnology, today (July 20) in Second Life

Don’t miss the 11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology, today (July 20) at 9am PDT, noon EDT (5pm in London, 6pm in most of continental Europe). Futurist Melanie Swan will give a talk on BioNano technology, current status and prospects, and philosophical aspects. I look forward to seeing you at the Workshop! Access coordinates below.

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Video Q/A with Frank J. Tipler

Yesterday Micah Redding and I spent a few hours in a fascinating online discussion with Prof. Frank J. Tipler, covering Tipler’s ideas, papers, books, physics (a lot of that) and theology. Watch the full video below.

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Philosophy of Biological Cell Repair informs Geoethical Nanotechnology: Melanie Swan to speak at the Terasem GN11 Workshop in Second Life

Polymath technology expert Melanie Swan will give a talk at the 11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology, to be held in Second Life on July 20, the anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon.

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Terasem – 11th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology

The 11th Terasem Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology will be held in Second Life on July 20, the anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon. I look forward to seeing you there! Please note that there is still room for speakers – please contact Lori (coordinates below) if you wish to give a talk. Speakers will be announced here in the next few days.

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Video – Robin Hanson in Second Life on ‘The Age of Em’

Robin Hanson presented his new book “The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth” at the Turing Church meeting in Second Life on Sunday, June 26. The presentation was followed by a discussion.  Watch the full video of the talk and the discussion.

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The Age of Em – Robin Hanson in Second Life, Sunday June 26

Robin Hanson will present his new book “The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth” at the next Turing Church meeting in Second Life on Sunday, June 26. The presentation will be followed by a discussion, and everyone will be able to ask questions.

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The Age of Em – Robin Hanson in Second Life, June 26

At the next Turing Church meeting in Second Life on Sunday, June 26, Robin Hanson will present his new book “The Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth.” The presentation will be followed by a discussion.

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VIDEO | Cryonics for Uploaders – Brain Preservation discussion in Second Life, February 14

The Turing Church meeting in Second Life on Sunday, February 14, featured a discussion of the recent Brain Preservation Foundation announcement: the Small Mammal Brain Preservation Prize has officially been won.

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