Book Review: Tales of the Turning Church

Book Review: Tales of the Turning Church

(Hungary) Giulio Prisco just released a book titled, “Tales of the Turing Church”.  The paper version of the book is oversized but is a significant contribution to books on transhumanist topics.  Certainly the best book on the more philosophical elements or spiritual elements (if you believe in such things) of transhumanism. On Amazon, the brief description is: “This book explores intersections of science and religion, spirituality and technology, engineering and science fiction, mind and matter, and outlines a new cosmic, transhumanist religion. Hacking religion, enlightening science, awakening technology.” More precisely the book includes topics such as: Transhumanism, Hacking Religion, Religions and

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Is Time an Illusion? Gray Scott – FUTURISTIC NOW

Gray Scott produces great content now and then and this particular video is interesting.  From the video Description: “#Futurist Gray Scott – FUTURISTIC NOW – Is time an illusion? Newsletter – Text “GrayScott” to 474747 to get alerts from Gray Scott when new videos are released. Links to articles: https://www.scientificamerican.com/ar… https://bigthink.com/surprising-scien… Watch my other videos The Simulated Future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX9FY… Digital Twin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjJzC… Conscious Machines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtq1G… Transhumanism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8lE-… Dream Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33VoQ… Quantified Self: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMHDo… The future is a portal inward: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpfwI… Gray Scott is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of emerging technology and a Visionary Futurist Board

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Dialog, Social Futurism and a Zero State Condition

Dr. Twyman developed the idea of social futurism which can be characterized as the idea of using technology to solve social problems.  Dr. Twyman has tried two variations to drive interest in the community as well as some political efforts external to that.  The most recent incarnation of this was an ARG (alternate reality game).  Whether you thought his approaches to Zero State and Social Futurism were good or not, the idea of Social Futurism is something we need more people to talk about. While the details to me are unimportant in most things the central idea IS important.   With

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The Independent Core Observer Model Computational Theory of Consciousness and the Mathematical model for Subjective Experience

Abstract: This paper outlines the Independent Core Observer Model (ICOM) Theory of Consciousness defined as a computational model of consciousness that is objectively measurable and an abstraction produced by a mathematical model where the subjective experience of the system is only subjective from the point of view of the abstracted logical core or conscious part of the system where it is modeled in the core of the system objectively. Given the lack of agreed-upon definitions around consciousness theory, this paper sets precise definitions designed to act as a foundation or baseline for additional theoretical and real-world research in ICOM based AGI

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Episode 102 – Bill Pfeiffer on Continuity, Belonging, Ecstasy Among the Native People of the North

This week we sit with Bill Pfeiffer – deep ecologist, shamanic guide, and spiritual coach – whose life carried him from nuclear protests on the US East Coast to citizen diplomacy to Russia, where he first encountered Siberian shamans and became immersed, over decades and dozens of visits, in their traditions of ecstasy and communion, with realms and intelligences deeper than the world of identity and politics. A friend of Joanna Macy’s, founder of the Sacred Earth Network, and leader of hundreds of spiritual ecology workshops, Bill has dedicated his life to being a bridge between Native American & Siberian cultures, between alienated

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Foundation Retreat VC Pitch Deck and Business Plan

An Altruistic Business, an institute, a museum of the future as we design it and a new home for the transhuman house… all of this is the part of the following ‘business’ plan. One of our most exciting projects is for the Foundation Retreat (different than the Foundations Retreat they had recently at the Transhuman House) which would include a new version of the transhuman house.  We did a VC Style pitch deck to explain the idea to the Foundation membership and to some people working on similar projects but wanted to share this idea with others.  When we have enough

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“Future Fossils 101” with Michelle Shevin & Michaelangelo

“Future Fossils 101” with Michelle Shevin & Michaelangelo 101_-_A_Future_Fossils_Primer_with_Michelle_Shevin__Michaelangelo.mp3 Hey everyone!  This week’s guests are two of the most limber and insightful minds I know, futurist Michelle Shevin and actor-artist “The Ungoogleable” Michaelangelo.Since this is episode one of a whole new hundred episodes – and since I’m a sucker for ceremony and round numbers – this week we’re taking a whirlwind tour of this show’s recurring themes: how life, mind, culture, psychology, art, and science all change in the Internet Age, and how to live the best lives that we can amidst these transformations… Michelle Shevinmedium.com/@michebox Michaelangelovoidandimagination.com We Discuss: • Kronos & Kairos,

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Messaging Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (METI) – A Local Search

Abstract: This paper examines the feasibility of an amateur approach to METI using cheaply available lasers and optics. We suggest a novel variation in the search methodology, concentrating on contacting any interstellar extraterrestrial probes that may be present in the solar system. Specifically, the Lunar poles and Lagrange points L4 and L5. It is assumed that such a probe incorporates advanced artificial intelligence (AI) at or beyond human level. Additionally, that it is able to communicate in all major languages and common communications protocols. The paper is written in non-technical language with sufficient information to act as a “how to”

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Robotics and AI Can Enhance Human Capabilities

Striving for perfection is a universal characteristic found in human nature. Although we’re far from perfect, technological innovations have improved our lives in so many ways, and thanks to medical advances, we live longer than our ancestors. Not only did technology extend our life expectancy, but it also changed how we communicate, work, and learn. And this is just the tip of the iceberg, as technology can benefit humanity in so many ways. As innovations continue to blur the lines between humans and machines, we can’t help but wonder what it would be like to have our bodies and minds

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A Fond Farewell to ZS

ZS, the Zero State, is something I’ve been intimately involved with since late 12010. The basic idea was initially a combination of Transhumanism and Social Justice concerns. Over the intervening years ZS has faced its challenges, as have I on a personal level. There have been some particularly rewarding successes along the way, but also a dispiriting realization that people in this day and age seem to be more concerned with their personal voice than any sense of communal destiny. You can’t (and shouldn’t) paint everyone with the same brush, but it seems clear that people engage less when they

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