Perhaps it’s time to figure out ways to redesign our cognitive architectures so that people are less likely to adopt faith-based, delusional thinking about how the world ought to be.
Far future generations of evolved, post-biological humans might spread to the stars and join the community of extremely advanced civilizations.
VR is going to change the way that Christians participate in worship.
New testament scholar and retired bishop N.T. Wright, billionaire Peter Thiel, and moderator Ross Douthat share a discussion of hope, technology, politics, and theology at the Veritas Forum.
During much of the transhumanist movement, advocates of Christianity have rightly opposed supporters of transhumanism because of ideological differences.
Video Friday: Dr. Max More at the Church of Perpetual Life — Cryonics & the Future of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Max More, President & CEO of Alcor Life Extension Foundation, on Cryonics & the Future of Emergency Medicine.
Some of you may have noticed my recently-published paper on existential risk and artificial intelligence. The paper offers a somewhat critical perspective on the recent trend for AI-doomsaying among people like Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates. Of course, it doesn’t focus on their opinions; rather, it focuses on the work of the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who has written the most impressive analysis to date of the potential risks posed by superintelligent machines.
Zoltan Istvan caused a stir with his recent article: “When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?”
Religion is not the enemy of the future. Neither is it the friend of the future.
History is littered with dead gods.