Discussions in SL open to public


New series of discussions on topics related to Mormonism and Transhumanism

Join the discussion of the intersection of Religion and Technology.

This month: * Top 10 (+) reasons the next decade will be more exciting than the last. * Host: David Foster, director of the Mormon Transhumanist Association Date: Dec 30, 2010 at 10:00 pm MST. Location: SecondLife, an online environment, [http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Los%20Pinos/123/7/29]

The Mormon Transhumanist Association is hosting a series of open discussions on various topics relating to the intersection of Mormonism and Transhumanism. This month, the discussions will investigate Top 10 (+) reasons the next decade will be more exciting than the last.

Everyone interested is eagerly invited to attend. Bring your ideas or questions to discuss, or just bring yourself and listen. After a brief introduction of the topic we will have a discussion where everyone is free to participate, share their perspectives and ask questions.

The discussion will be hosted in the online environment Second Life. An internet-connected computer with speakers and a microphone -- as either a headset or with echo cancellation -- are prerequisites, while the SecondLife software may be freely downloaded from the internet. If you do not yet have the software, download it ahead of time from [www.secondlife].com.

A similar article found in H+ magazine may be of interest.


Future topics will include (in no particular order)

  1. Copyright and information rights and freedom in the information age

  2. Social change in the advent of Radical life extension

  3. Job loss via automation

  4. Plausible Singularity timelines - Accelerando discussion

  5. Advanced tech development and ushering in the Millennium

  6. Replacing/upgrading the human body / temple

  7. Religion in the wake of discovery of non-human ET - Is Spock a Child of God?

  8. Top 5 Human Enhancement Must Haves and feasibility http://www.hplusmagazine.com/editors-blog/top-5-human-enhancement-must-haves

  9. Disruptive technology and the nature of the Singularity

  10. Godhood in fiction (ala Dune)

We hope to see you there!