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Ep 32: Shannon Vyff, Cryonics & Religious Education

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Is cryonics selfish? What do Harry Potter, transhumanism, and religious education have in common? What happens when kids go door-to-door raising money for life extension? Shannon Vyff—Transhumanist, Cryonicist, Unitarian Universalist, and author of “21st Century Kids“, and “The Scientific Conquest of Death”—discusses all these questions and more!

  • 21st Century Kids
    • Hyperdrives, nano-minting, accelerated brains with direct computer interfaces, conversations with dolphins, indefinite lifespan
    • Will AI have its own religions?
    • How to involve your kids in big discussions about the future
    • Kids raising money for life extension
    • Nick Bostrom’s fable of the Dragon Tyrant
  • The Scientific Conquest of Death
  • Caloric Restriction
    • “The only thing that retards aging is calorie restriction. As genetic studies go forward, we’ll find out why.” — Roy Walford
    • Calorie Restriction & intermittent fasting
  • Cryonics & Common Questions
    • Is cryonics selfish?
    • In cryonics, are you taking up too much space?
    • Why Cryonics might be more green than a burial
    • How cryonics might help people who are living now
    • Cryonics is "an ongoing experiment—a very long one"
  • Kim Suozzi, the 23-year old neuroscience student who was in the midst of battling terminal brain cancer
    • How cryonicists rallied to help fulfill her wishes—and preserve her after death
  • What is natural? Is cryonics against God's will?
    • “the naturalness of transhumanism (being open to what we may become)”
    • How technology may reduce our environmental footprint
    • What does "natural" or "biblical" actually mean?
    • The Year of Living Biblically
    • A Year of Biblical Womanhood
    • The future of religious education—virtual reality visits to religious history
  • Can you be a Unitarian Universalist and a Transhumanist?
    • Harry Potter, time travel, religious education and transhumanism
    • Teaching the whole world of religion
    • The history of Unitarianism and Universalism in America
  • Shannon Vyff with Barbara Walters
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  • Books:
  • Shannon Vyff on Facebook


Ep 32: Shannon Vyff, Cryonics & Religious Education
Christian Transhumanist Podcast
Micah Redding
2017-05-23
11:10:22



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