[ExI] The Parallels and Convergences: Mormon Thought and Engineering Vision Conference

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at comcast.net
Tue Mar 24 23:17:01 UTC 2009


That was a very fun event.

Of course since models of spirit / consciousness is my favorite topic 
the discussions on that were great.

They started out a bit naive, evidence of such smart people being in 
extreme isolation within such a religion and having all these ideas on 
their own, and never being in an environment to develop and critically 
share such ideas.

But instantly all these people, once they started communicating and 
sharing at this first of a kind transhumanist / religion conference, 
they advanced extremely fast.  Many of them are now starting to 
'canonizing' their beliefs and favored models of spiritual stuff in 
general theories of mind topics like this one:


Mormon teachings have many similarities to modern views of mind, in 
particular the theories that are proving to have the most scientific 
consensus.  (see http://canonizer.com/topic.asp/81) They are also 
starting to 'canonizing' these comparisons in similar topics more 
specific to religion like this one:


Of course this is all just getting started and still a bit elementary.  
But I bet in a year or more, the understanding, theories, and ideas of 
this rapidly growing number of people will be very advanced, and very 
compatible with modern scientific and transhumanist thinking about the 
mind.  You know, what uploading (transfigurism) and all that will be 
like and how  we might achieve such...

It will be very exciting to finally see religious doctrins accelerating 
into the future, being made compatible with science, and so on, instead 
of being limited to and stuck in some kind of stuck in stone old book 
traditional past.  And also for religious people, for the first time, 
not waiting for God to reveal everything and / or come down and save 
them, bet getting involved and engineering heaven for themselves, all 
according to their now progressing faith and hopes that grew out of 
their great legacy.

At least that's my take on it all.

Brent Allsop

John Grigg wrote:
> I attended the "Parallels and Convergences: Mormon Thought and 
> Engineering Vision" Conference, that was held at the Claremont 
> Graduate University in Claremont, California.  It was great to see my 
> Mormon Transhumanist Association friends and engage in some friendly 
> debates. 
> This is the video footage of the event...
> http://pc2009.confreaks.com/
> John  : )
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