Giulio Prisco - Transhumanist Spirituality: A New Religion for the Modern Age

Sep 3, 2013 by Martin Higgins

Giulio Prisco is a physicist and computer scientist, and formerly a senior manager in the European Space Agency.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and one of the most influential voices in the transhumanist movement.

In both his 2004 essay Engineering Transcendence and his subsequent writing, he has probed the connections between transhumanism and spirituality, proposing an uncompromising and visionary “third way” philosophy that combines the aims of religion with the means of science.

  

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Human Plus - Audiobook Part One

Aug 12, 2013 by Martin Higgins

The first part of Human+ by Martin Higgins.

“A science-fiction page-turner inspired by futures studies, psychic spy research, and the transhumanist movement” – KurzweilAI.net.

Human+ examines the intersection between technological materialism and the latent potential of human consciousness, touching upon many of the themes discussed in The Eternities podcast.

“Human+ is the lightning rod of a new genre … Psychic Fiction! It races into a dazzling-but-believable future that is more than just a possibility” – Robert Bruce, author of Astral Dynamics

The novel is available as a paperback and ebook from Amazon.

  

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Ramez Naam - The Transhuman Mind Meld

Jul 15, 2013 by Martin Higgins

Ramez Naam is the author of two SF books – Nexus and Crux – dealing with a mind linking nano-drug that he believes theoretically possible. He is also the author of the non-fiction book More Than Human – Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement. He serves on the advisory board of the Institute for Accelerating Change, is a Senior Associate of the Foresight Institute, is a member of the World Future Society and is a fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

  

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Can't Cyborgs Have A Soul?

Jul 6, 2013 by Martin Higgins

Roundtable. What are the dangers to humanity as we move into an ever more technologised world? Do we risk the neglect of some latent ‘psycho-spiritual’ dimension? Or could the modern machine world be as natural as everything that has gone before?

  

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Of Daemons and the Demonic: A Look at Consciousness Beyond the Corporeal

May 14, 2013 by Martin Higgins

Roundtable. Humankind has long believed it is not alone – angels, elementals, entities, demons … In modernity, we trust only the seen and the measurable. But is this an error? What about intuition, imagination and inspiration, for example? From where do such insights originate, solely the brain, or from beyond?

  

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