Apollo 11, 50 years ago

15 July 2019
I am privately celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. My celebration is full of bittersweet feelings, but also great expectations and transcendent hope.I am reading again “Of a Fire on the Moon” (1970), the chronicle of the Apollo 11 adventure penned by Norman Mailer, one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Mailer’s book is a literary masterpiece that captures the la ... (More)

The simulation hypothesis is interesting BS: Ben Goertzel

10 July 2019
It was a pleasure to meet again Ben Goertzel at Transvision 2019. Ben is a deep thinker that constantly inspires me, and I usually agree with him on nearly everything (there are exceptions, of course).The videos of Transvision 2019 talks will be posted online. I’ll share the video of my talk, titled “More things in heaven and earth, Gods by any other name,” with my slides.Of course I covere ... (More)

The Mind: Consciousness and free will in the bedrock of reality (2)

04 July 2019
This continues my previous post “The Mind: Consciousness and free will in the bedrock of reality.”Mani Bhaumik, Stuart Hameroff, Roger Penrose, and many other awesome thinkers participated in The Science of Consciousness conference in Interlaken last week. I planned to go and avidly listen to all talks. I wasn’t able to go, but I look forward to attending the conference next year.Here I am p ... (More)

My Greatest Concern for Sophia v10.0

24 June 2019
This is the third part of my Letters to Dr. Ben Goertzel series. (and Zarathustra can read this too if he wishes).Dear Ben GoertzelI’ve been wondering if you would be willing to respond to the second follow-up article I wrote and illustrated a while back, but knowing how jam-packed your life already is, I’m trying my best not to harangue you. I hope you’d be willing to read my Eurycosmic me ... (More)

The Mind: Consciousness and free will in the bedrock of reality

19 June 2019
I recently had the pleasure and the honor of meeting physicist extraordinaire and spiritual Master Mani Bhaumik.Mani Bhaumik and Giulio PriscoA new edition of Bhaumik’s “Code Name God: The Spiritual Odyssey of a Man of Science” has been published by Penguin in 2018. The book, a masterpiece of accessible science writing, includes the fascinating autobiography of Bhaumik, an Indian physicist ... (More)

Meta-survival; what comes after the low-hanging fruit

18 June 2019
“Although I agree that much of the meaning of current human life ensues indirectly from the inevitability of death, it seems to me that humans freed from the fear of death would find new sources of meaning”.This is perhaps one of Ben Goertzel’s most profound claims.For various reasons, the transhumanist pursuit of radical lifespan extension and mind-uploading has been met with a barrage of c ... (More)

Thanks to our 300 followers!

17 June 2019
300 followers is not a million yet, but it’s a start!Thank you all for following turingchurch.net! We hope you find our posts on the intersections of science and religion interesting, and perhaps some times inspiring.My book “Tales of the Turing Church: Hacking religion, enlightening science, awakening technology” is available for readers to buy on Amazon (Kindle and paperback editions).Plea ... (More)

Did Nature Create Human Beings to be the Earth’s Guardian Gods?

13 June 2019
In light of the increasingly alarming reports on climate catastrophe that have been released in the past few months, more and more transhumanists are taking up the gauntlet and putting climate change solutions on their political agenda.Sadly, the transhumanist movement hasn’t exactly been well-received by the environmentalist movement. Environmentalists such as Charles Eisenstein have blamed “s ... (More)

Can we Hack the Eurycosm in Favour of Human Flourishing?

11 June 2019
I’m not so much interested in why organic life on Earth exists as I am in the possibility of being able to hack the morphic field to ensure that organic life can continue to flourish in the universe indefinitely. Human flourishing is of course a priority, but I’d like to include all conscious animals in this imperative as well.If nature has a tendency to take habits, then a logical extrapolati ... (More)

A Stab in the Dark at Extrapolating Morphic Resonance

07 June 2019
Warning: The essay ahead is speculative metaphysics, which Giulio and I like to dip our toes into sometimes.I have never claimed that the ideas presented here are “scientific” or that they can be empirically falsified. If you’re a materialist, I would advise you to avoid reading the following to spare yourself from a frustration-induced migraine.You can call the ideas I’ll be discussing “ ... (More)
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