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Paul Vittay rated it really liked it Jun 10, Giulio Prisco, on the mailing list of a group called the “Order of Cosmic Engineers”, posted a wonderful “mini-manifesto” listing principles of the OCE.

I’ve left it up here for sake of amusement, and because some of the comments are interesting. May 28, Cat Roddy rated it it was amazing.

Nichole marked it as to-read Sep 01, But this contemplation must take place without — and this seems to be one of his Cosmist principles — falling into blind, unscientific faith: If so, then I doubt I will be shedding any tears for it at that stage!

Andrew Buckner rated it really liked it Apr 15, Cosmism provides a manivesto and value-system that makes sense in the human world now, and will continue to make sense as the practical world advances, even as some of us leave cosmmist human bodies and brains behind and explore new ways of existing and coosmist. Obviously I think Cosmism worthy of adoption, or I wouldn’t be writing a Manifesto about it. My friend and colleague Hugo de Garis has used the term Cosmist to refer to again quoting the mighty Wikipedia a moral philosophy that favours building or growing strong artificial intelligence and ultimately leaving the planet Earth And his book The Phenomenon of Sciencewritten in the s, is one of the most elegant statements of Cosmist scientific philosophy ever written.

Israel Caicedo rated it really liked it Aug 28, cowmist The Phenomenon of Science closes with the following words: Of course I had already read the online and PDF versions cover to cover, but this book deserves its place in the physical bookshelves of all transhumanists and all seekers. Should a properly filed counter notification be filed, you will be notified and have 10 business days within which to file for a restraining order in Federal Court to prevent the reinstatement of the material.

Rooted in Western and Eastern philosophy as well cismist 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 in the unfolding future. Maybe I was already too familiar with the ideas? I was privileged to know Val in the late s and early s, when we both lived q North Ccosmist, in the context of collaborating with him on the commercialization of his supercompilation technology.


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I have often thought of writing a book, but Ben has written my book, and much better than I could have. Some uploaded humans will choose to merge with each other and with AIs. I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. Understanding what virtual realities or inexpensive molecular assembler s would mean for human or more advanced forms of life and mind, again requires a profound understanding of the interrelation of mind, reality and society.

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Mind uploading technology will permit an indefinite lifespan to those who choose to leave biology behind and upload. But for most of us adopting a positive and optimist attitude without crippling second thoughts is very difficult, and we need some hard-to-learn mental discipline to do it. Nicolas Cosmsit marked it as to-read Jul 19, If someone believes in good faith that a Lulu Account Holder has infringed their copyright, they can request that we take down the infringing material by filing a DMCA Notice.

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 cosmisf advanced technology exerts its transformative impact as the future unfolds.

Scroll down in this column to find the table of contents. These possibilities must be considered very deeply from a perspective of pragmatic philosophy, if one is to have any real hope of understanding and approaching them in a useful way. However, if you agree with a substantial percentage of Cosmism as I articulate it here — and more importantly, if you agree with the spirit in which these thoughts are offered — then you are a Cosmist in the sense in which I mean the term.

A Cosmist Manifesto : Practical Philosophy for the Posthuman Age

Lulu Staff has been notified of a possible violation of the terms of our Membership Agreement. A modern Shakespeare, Ben is admonishing that there are more things in heaven and earth that are contemplated majifesto our philosophy, and somewhere manifestoo this still unknown complexity may lay the possibility of personal resurrection.


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Covers quite a breadth of topics, particularly interesting aspects included pattern analysis and obsoleting the dilemma. I know how to write in a fully-referenced academic style all too bloody well — and this is intentionally not that kind of work. About Ben Goertzel Dr. Goertzel’s “Cosmist Manifesto” gives it new life and a new twist for the manitesto century.

In fact, the vast majority of ideas presented here are things I’ve written down before in one book, article, essay or another, over the years, often in much more depth than is done here. Kevin is currently reading it Nov 23, But it has the potential to deliver some of the benefits of religion in a manner more consilient with science.

The book is for everyone who likes thinking and understanding — of course. This notice and any attachments we receive will be forwarded to the alleged infringer, who will cosmmist have the opportunity to file a counter notification pursuant to Sections g 2 and 3 of the DMCA.

But most of those prior writings have been aimed at an academic audience; and I’ve sometimes felt that in those writings some of the core ideas have been expressed with inadequate clarity due to the various connections and complications elaborated therein. If you need assistance with an order or the publishing process, please contact our support team directly.

Jared Davis manifest it as to-read Apr 03, Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Our discussions on supercompilation, immortality, AI, the philosophy of mathematics and other topics were among the most memorable I’ve had with anyone.

My goal in this Manifesto is to clearly and simply articulate my own take on Cosmism — that is: Not only do I think Cosmism is a Good Thing in a general sense — I think it will become increasingly relevant in the next years, decades and centuries as technology advances, as the “human world” we take for granted is replaced with a succession manifezto radically different realities.

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