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Ben Goertzel on Nonlocal Minds and Reincarnation Machines

My friend Ben Goertzel has written an awesome must-read post titled “Paranormal Phenomena, Nonlocal Mind and Reincarnation Machines.” As usual, I agree with all that Ben says. Read his post now, then my comments below.

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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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Turing Church Online Workshop 1

The Turing Church Online Workshop 1, on Saturday November 20 2010 in Teleplace, explored transhumanist spirituality and “Religion 2.0″ as a coordination-oriented summit of persons, groups and organizations active in this area.

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Comments on ‘Goertzel Contra Dvorsky on Mind Uploading’

George Dvorsky has written an article on “You’ll Probably Never Upload Your Mind Into A Computer” on io9. Ben Goertzel has replied with an article on “Goertzel Contra Dvorsky on Mind Uploading” on H+ Magazine. I agree with Ben, and posted the comments below on both articles. Continue reading Comments on ‘Goertzel Contra Dvorsky on Mind Uploading’

Turing Church online workshop 2

On Sunday, December 11, we explored the convergence of religion with highly imaginative future science and technologies in the Turing Church online workshop 2 in teleXLR8, a 3D interactive video conferencing space.

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A Cosmist Manifesto, by Ben Goertzel

(First published by IEET and H+ Magazine, 2010) – The term Cosmism seems to have been introduced by Konstantin Tsiolokovsky and other Russian Cosmists around 1900.  Now, Ben Goertzel’s Cosmist Manifesto (published by Humanity+ Press and available on Amazon) gives it new life and a new twist for the 21st century.  Cosmism, as Goertzel presents it, is a practical philosophy for the posthuman era.  Rooted in Western and Eastern philosophy as well as modern technology and science, it is a way of understanding ourselves and our universe that makes sense now, and will keep on making sense as advanced technology exerts its transformative impact in the unfolding future.  Goertzel weaves a philosophic tapestry using AI, nanotechnology, uploading, immortality, psychedelic drugs, meditation, future social structures, psi phenomena, alien and cetacean intelligence and the Singularity.  The Cosmist perspective is shown to make plain old common sense of even the wildest future possibilities.

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