[ExI] REMINDER – Ben Goertzel on The Cosmist Manifesto in Teleplace, September 12, 10am PST
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Sun Sep 12 15:39:31 UTC 2010
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On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> REMINDER – Ben Goertzel on The Cosmist Manifesto in Teleplace,
> September 12, 10am PST
> Ben Goertzel will give a talk in Teleplace on his recent book “A
> Cosmist Manifesto: Practical Philosophy for the Posthuman Age” on
> Sunday September 12, 2010, at 10am PST (1pm EST, 6pm UK, 7pm CET).
> Those who already have Teleplace accounts for teleXLR8 can just ahow
> up at the talk. There are a limited number of seats available for
> others, please contact me if you wish to attend.
> A Cosmist Manifesto: Practical Philosophy for the Posthuman Age, by
> Ben Goertzel, has been published by Humanity+ Press and is available
> on Amazon. See the review “A Cosmist Manifesto, an Advocacy“ on H+
> Magazine. See also the online version of the Cosmist Manifesto. In the
> picture above, Ben Goertzel (first from left) in a Teleplace meeting.
> The term Cosmism was introduced by Tsiolokovsky and other Russian
> Cosmists around 1900. Goertzel’s “Cosmist Manifesto” gives it new life
> and a new twist for the 21st century. Cosmism, as Goertzel presents
> it, is a practical philosophy for the posthuman era. Rooted in Western
> and Eastern philosophy as well as modern technology and science, it is
> a way of understanding ourselves and our universe that makes sense
> now, and will keep on making sense as advanced technology exerts its
> transformative impact as the future unfolds. Among the many topics
> considered are AI, nanotechnology, uploading, immortality,
> psychedelics, meditation, future social structures, psi phenomena,
> alien and cetacean intelligence and the Singularity. The Cosmist
> perspective is shown to make plain old common sense of even the
> wildest future possibilities.
> Ben Goertzel, Chair of Humanity+, is founder and CEO of two computer
> science firms Novamente LLC and Biomind LLC, and of the non-profit
> AGIRI (Artificial General Intelligence Research Institute). He has
> served as a university faculty in several departments of mathematics,
> computer science and cognitive science, in the US, Australia and New
> Zealand. He is author of two books focused on the future of technology
> and society Creating Internet Intelligence (Plenum, 2001) and The Path
> to Posthumanity (Academica, 2006). He serves as Director of Research
> for the Singularity Institute for AI.
> Teleplace is one of the best 3D applications for telework, online
> meetings, group collaboration, and e-learning in a virtual 3D
> environment (v-learning). Those who already have Teleplace accounts
> for teleXLR8 can just ahow up at the talk. There are a limited number
> of seats available for others, please contact me if you wish to
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