Category Archives: Religion – The Future

Is The Singularity A Religious Doctrine?

A colleague forwarded John Horgan‘s recent Scientific American article, “The Singularity and the Neural Code.” Horgan argues that the intelligence augmentation and mind uploading that would lead to a technological singularity depend upon cracking the neural code. Continue reading Is The Singularity A Religious Doctrine?

Religion and Superintelligence

Progress in machine classification of images. The error rate of AI by year. Red line – the error rate of a trained human

I was recently contacted by a staff writer from the online newsmagazine The Daily Dot. He is writing a story at the intersection of computer superintelligence and religion, Continue reading Religion and Superintelligence

When Superintelligent AIs Arrive, Will Religions Try to Convert It?

 

Progress in machine classification of images. The error rate of AI by year. Red line – the error rate of a trained human

Zoltan Istvan caused a stir with his recent article: “When Superintelligent AI Arrives, Will Religions Try to Convert It?Continue reading When Superintelligent AIs Arrive, Will Religions Try to Convert It?

Transhumanism and Religion

Julian Huxley, who popularised the term transhumanism in an influential 1957 essay.

Transhumanism is: 

The intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally improving the human condition through applied reason, especially by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities Continue reading Transhumanism and Religion