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Terasem VIDEO – 10th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology

Watch the full video recording of the 10th Annual Workshop on Geoethical Nanotechnology, held by Terasem on July 20, the anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon, in the Terasem Island in Second Life.

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Octavia Butler’s fictional religion of ‘Earthseed’ inspires real religious movements

The fictional cosmic religion of “Earthseed,” featured in the works of Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006), one of the greatest science fiction writers of all times, keeps inspiring new religious ideas and movements in the real world.

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Terasem covered by Time Magazine

“A new religion has set out to store memories for centuries and deliver its believers into a world where our souls can outlive our selves.” So begins a Time Magazine article about Terasem. The end: “[T]echnology can do almost everything for us… but it can’t bring the people we love back from the beyond. At least, the Terasemians say, not yet.”

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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

Cosmic religions for space colonization

I recommend watching the one-hour film Knocking on Heaven’s Door, by George Carey, aired by the BBC in 2011, to all space enthusiasts interested in the history of the Russian space program and our future out there in the universe. The film zeroes in on the powerful role that religion can play in advancing radical scientific visions.

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How to make Cosmism appealing and popular

Cosmism, in its modern version formulated by Ben Goertzel in his wonderful book A Cosmist Manifesto, is my personal philosophy. Two very interesting recent discussions on the KurzweilAI Forums, “Why New Agers will never accept Terasem” and “Cosmism, Terasem etc. – what is the missing ingredient?,” have interesting thoughts on how to make it more appealing and popular.

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So what is ‘Terasem’ exactly?

If there is one “transhumanist”-inclined movement out there I really admire and appreciate it is Terasem. I had the pleasure of interacting with its founder shortly before and after my attendance at Transvision 2010. For those who don’t know, the founder of Terasem is the very successful Martine Rothblatt, who was at one time the most highly paid CEO of the Washington DC area. So its safe to conclude that Terasem is in large part a derivative entity of Martine’s ambitions and ideological packaging. Continue reading So what is ‘Terasem’ exactly?