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The Turing Church and Open Source Religion: Ben Goertzel Interviews Giulio Prisco

The Turing Church and Open Source Religion: Ben Goertzel Interviews Giulio Prisco

In 2011 I — Ben Goertzel – interviewed physicist and futurist Giulio Prisco on his notion of  Technological Transcendence.  Since that time Giulio has been very active in developing these ideas further – and quite recently he has taken the initiative to start a “Turing Church” with an open-source spirit.   So it seemed time to have another conversation with Giulio on his Turing Church concept ...

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Keith Wiley’s “Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind Uploading”

Keith Wiley’s “Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind Uploading”

Mind uploading has long been one of the most conceptually vexing transhumanist technology ideas.   The promise is amazing: Liberating the human mind from the flawed, limited human body … freedom to take on various bodily forms and explore outer space, cyberspace, the bottom of the ocean, or wherever.   And the same philosophical questions come up again and again: Will your upload be you, or just a copy of you?   Is t...

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Review of “Transforming Humanity” by Maxwell Leistung

Review of “Transforming Humanity” by Maxwell Leistung

Maxwell Leistung, in his recent book Transforming Humanity, has presented a careful and cogent argument that, in fact, it may well be possible for human beings to radically improve their own experience and interaction, even without benefit of currently nonexistent hi-tech interventions.

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