The discussion at the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA) Online Discussion Group, 23 November 2013, was focused on collaboration between the MTA, the Christian Transhumanist Association (CTA), and other religious transhumanist associations that may emerge in the future.
We discussed the creation of an umbrella “Transfigurist Network” for religious transhumanists. Your input is requested! Watch the video below.
Continue reading Discussion: a ‘Transfigurist Network’ for religious transhumanists
I recommend to everyone the scientific thriller Blasphemy, by Douglas Preston. A real page turner, this book tells the biggest story: the birth and unstoppable growth of a new scientific religion, perhaps revealed by God himself. This fictional religion, “The Search,” is very, very close to my own.
Continue reading Blasphemy or words of God?
Zoltan Istvan’s bestseller The Transhumanist Wager, often reviewed as a rabid anti-religion manifesto, includes the foundations of a new, Cosmist scientific religion, a “Third Way” alternative to traditional belief based on science, but at the same time able to offer all the benefits of religion.
Continue reading Zoe Bach’s ‘Quantum Zen’ as a ‘Third Way’ scientific religion
Next Saturday, September 21, I will be in London to participate in a meeting on Futurism, Spirituality, and Faith, organized by London Futurists. I look forward to seeing many friends at the talk, and of course at the pub after the talk. Continue reading Futurism, Spirituality, and Faith — London, September 21
To the self-righteous, boring New Atheists, I wish to counterpoint the smiling (or perhaps smi2ling followers of Timothy Leary’s transhumanist vision), science-oriented New Believers.
Continue reading Meet the smi2ling New Believers
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
The 2nd International Global Future 2045 congress will cover global challenges and science mega-projects to address them, as well as insights on these matters from various spiritual traditions. The premise is that humanity needs a scientific revolution and significant spiritual changes that will be inseparably linked, supporting and supplementing each other. Continue reading Science and spirituality at Global Future 2045
Arizona State University will reinforce its position at the forefront of scholarship on transhumanism through a new multidimensional two-year research project focused on the relationship between transhumanism, religion and technological innovation. Continue reading Arizona State University receives grant to study transhumanism, religion, innovation