Video and Transcript of the interview conducted with Dr. Randal A. Koene by Adam A. Ford at Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, 16 August, 2012. (The interview was part of the events surrounding the Singularity Summit Australia 2012.)
SIM stands for Substrate-Independent Minds. It is the notion that you can take the functions that are going on inside of our brain that produce mind and have them carried out in different kinds of implementations…
For those who are mystically inclined, 2011 is likely a year that is pregnant with significance. In fact, not merely pregnant — the birth of a new aeon is so near that, in the radiance of cosmic time — the new age baby should be sticking its head out of the womb right about now.
The idea of a coherent Transhumanist (H+) response to misrepresentation in the media, or indeed outright opposition to H+ ideas, is one that evolved in my mind over the past few years as a member of the UK Transhumanist Association (UKTA). However, it was not until we founded Zero State under the leadership of Dr Amon Twyman that anything came of it. His radical notion was that we actually do something instead of talk about it! This might seem a rather simple and obvious idea but it is far from that. It is a call to arms along the lines of: “…if not you, who? If not now, when?”, where the predominant ethos is: Just do it! This project is one of the first fruits, where I “just did it”.