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[ News ] Turing Church online workshop 2 talks videos now online

December 22, 2011

Frank Tipler

On Sunday, December 11, we explored the convergence of religion with highly imaginative future science and technologies in the Turing Church online workshop 2  in teleXLR8, a 3D interactive video conferencing space.

Videos of all talks are now available online.

The Turing Church, a working group on science and religion, holds an annual open workshop on the intersection of science… read more

[ Events ] Turing Church online workshop 2

Dates: Dec 11, 2011
Location: Online in teleXLR8

Turing Church online workshop 2

Update: the videos are available online.

The convergence of religion with highly imaginative future science and technologies will be explored in the Turing Church online workshop 2 on Sunday, December 11 in teleXLR8, a 3D interactive video conferencing space.

The Turing Church is a working group on science and religion.

Speakers, morning session, 9am PST… read more

[ News ] Turing Church online workshop 2 explores religion and future science

November 28, 2011

Turing Church online workshop 1

The convergence of religion with highly imaginative future science and technologies will be explored in the Turing Church online workshop 2 on Sunday, December 11 in teleXLR8, a 3D interactive video conferencing space.

The Turing Church is a working group on science and religion. All speakers of the 2010 Turing Church online workshop 1 will participate.

Among the new speakers… read more

[ Blog ] A Connectome Observatory for nanoscale brain imaging

November 14, 2011 by Giulio Prisco

Ken Hayworth's online talk

Dr. Ken Hayworth, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and designer of the Automatic Tape-Collecting Lathe Ultramicrotome (ATLUM), proposed to build a “Connectome Observatory” for nanoscale brain imaging in an online talk Sunday, How to create a Connectome Observatory of the mouse brain and beyond, presented in teleXLR8, a 3D interactive video conferencing space.

Hayworth suggested that Focused Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscopes… read more

[ News ] How to create a Connectome Observatory of the mouse brain and beyond

November 7, 2011
Online lecture by Ken Hayworth

Dr. Kenneth Hayworth will present an online talk and Q/A on How to create a Connectome Observatory of the mouse brain and beyond on Sunday, November 13, at 10am PST.

He will present a plan to map the mouse brain at very high resolution.

The talk will be in teleXLR8, a 3D interactive video conferencing space. Please contact the organizers… read more

[ Blog ] teleXLR8 returns, featuring quantum physicist Gildert on ‘Hack the Multiverse!’

August 16, 2011 by Amara D. Angelica

hack_the_multiverse

This exciting news just in from Giulio Prisco: “teleXLR8 is reopening on Sunday 21 10 a.m. PST with a talk by [experimental quantum physicist/programmer] Suzanne Gildert on Hack the Multiverse!.”

The teleXLR8 online talk program is “a telepresence community for cultural acceleration,” as their blog puts it. Translation: an audiovideo seminar — think TED in Second Life, plus webcam videoconferencing and video session… read more

[ Essays ] Pattern survival versus gene survival

February 11, 2011 by Randal A. Koene

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I decided to write this article after I found that many colleagues and participants whom I  spoke with at the recent Humanity+ (ref. R.A. Koene, 2010b) and Transvision (ref. R.A. Koene, 2010a) conferences were struggling with personal and strategic decisions when they considered what sort of future to strive for.

We are hampered by a historical dearth of attention to the very fundamentals that could support… read more

[ Blog ] Thinking about the hardware of thinking: Can disruptive technologies help us achieve uploading?

November 30, 2010 by Suzanne Gildert

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As we begin to run larger and more brain-like emulations, will our current methods of simulating neural networks, using general-purpose silicon processors, be enough, even in principle? As we wish to run computations faster and more efficiently, we might we need to consider if the design of the hardware that we all take for granted is optimal.

In a presentation (at Teleplace,… read more

[ Blog ] Transhumanist Science, Futurist Art, Telepresence and Cosmic Visions of the Future at TransVision 2010

November 2, 2010 by Giulio Prisco

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The transhumanist conference and community convention TransVision 2010, which took place in Milan October 22 to October 24, 2010, was very intense, informative, and scientific, as well as an entertaining tour de force in contemporary transhumanist thinking, activism, science, technology,  and innovation, and grand visionary dreams.

Over 40 talks over the three days explored the scientific, technological, cultural, artistic and social trends that could change our world… read more

[ News ] Building large-scale quantum computers

September 3, 2010

Dr. Suzanne Gildert will speak on “Building large-scale quantum computers: Fundamentals, technology and applications” at Teleplace, September 4, 10 a.m. PST.

“The talk will explain why quantum computers are useful, and also dispel some of the myths about what they can and cannot do,” she says. “It will address some of the practical ways in which we can build quantum computers and give realistic… read more

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