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My MTA 2013 talk: Life and The Computational Problem of Evil

I gave a talk on “The Computational Problem of Evil” at the 2013 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. I argued that the Problem of Evil has a simple solution when examined with a rigorous approach based on the physics of computation and I used animations featuring Joe Glider, an inhabitant of Conway’s Game of Life, to illustrate my argument.

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2013 conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

The 2013 conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association will be held on 5 April 2013 from 9:00am to 5:45pm in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the level four conference room of the Salt Lake City Public Library. Speakers will address the themes of Mormonism, Transhumanism and Transfigurism, with particular attention to topics at the intersection of technology, spirituality, science and religion. Continue reading 2013 conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

February 2013 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

Yesterday I had the pleasure to participate in the February 2013 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA), via Google+ Hangouts. The meeting was mainly dedicated to the memory of our departed friend Dan Massey. Continue reading February 2013 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

December 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

Yesterday I had the pleasure to participate in the December 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, via Google+ Hangouts. We had a lively discussion on quantum immortality, quantum suicide, and life in a Multiverse. Continue reading December 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

October 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

Today I had the pleasure to participate in the October 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, via Google+ Hangouts. We had a lively discussion on how to make our ideas much more appealing to many more people. See also previous post on “How to make Cosmism appealing and popular.”

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August 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

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

July 2012 Discussion Group of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

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

Recommended Hangouts On Air: MTA and Q+

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+

My MTA 2012 presentation on The Turing Church of Transcendent Engineering

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.

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Stranger in a strange Mormon neverland

I spent a few days in Utah for the MTA 2012 conference organized by the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA), and my good local friends took me around for a crash course in Utah life and Mormon ways, and the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church, aka Mormon Church) and its enigmatic founder, with a culture shock and many interesting conversations about the ins and outs of Mormon culture.

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