I hosted an online VR/video chat with mathematician Ralph Abraham and physicist Sisir Roy, authors of “Demystifying the Akasha: Consciousness and the Quantum Vacuum.” Full video, slides, and first impressions below.
I don’t play No Man’s Sky (yet?), the pictures here were taken by my friend Extropia DaSilva who is busy exploring the simulated universe. Perhaps I will follow, but perhaps not: I am sure I would love No Man’s Sky and find it addictive, but I prefer to develop visions of hope for everyone to visit, one day, the big No Man’s Sky out there. However, No Man’s Sky is the richest simulation that we have developed so far, and an impressive technological feat.
Editor’s note – Perhaps we will have E-animals soon, and perhaps artificial life will take over. A short story by new Turing Church contributor David Román.
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.
Editor’s note: As real estate agents say, location is everything. In this essay Extropia DaSilva scouts the best locations for future colonies in the solar system and outlines the challenges and options for colonists in several prime locations.
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!
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.
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.
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.
My essay “The Sacred Road to the Stars,” which is also a section of my forthcoming book, has been published on The Transfigurist, the online magazine of the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA). I argue that we should consider our first timid steps into outer space as the beginning of our journey on the sacred road to the stars.
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.