Posts from the Larger Community


  • Join the Turing Church Telegram group


  • Ep 41: David Pearce & Engineering Paradise

    David Pearce lays out a plan for building heaven on earth, shows us why vegans need more science fiction, and explains why computers will never become conscious.


  • Ep 40: Justin Lee—Gay, Geek & Christian

    Justin Lee navigates being gay & Christian, talks about Paul, the Bible, and Christian ethics, and bridges the ultimate divide: geeks vs nerds!


  • The Future Needs Queerness

    *Copy of speech given at the Annual Affirmation Donor Dinner.Last night I got a call from a friend who works in artificial intelligence development. His team was preparing to make a sizable financial commitment to a project they had been developin...


  • From a Logical Point of View

    *Transcript of an interview done for From a Logical Point of View by Tarik D. LaCour.Tarik D. LaCour: Normally for my Friday Traditio’s I share an interview or debate from a famous philosopher/scientist/ public intellectual, etc. But today I wante...


  • Ether, quantum, chaos: Building blocks for transcendence


  • Ep 39: Ilia Delio, Christ & Evolution

    Ilia Delio explains how Jesus is like the Singularity, shows us why Christianity is the religion of evolution, and explores the thought of Teilhard de Chardin—the 1930s priest who foresaw the internet.


  • Dealing with Death

    On Tuesday, April 24th, I was interviewed on BBC Radio about technology, the pursuit of immortality, and the meaning of death. In the middle of that night, we were awakened by a call from an out-of-state hospital, telling us that my father-in-law...


  • Who Will Win the AI Race? Part II: The European Way

    In a previous blog, I compared the approaches from China and the US as they compete in the global AI race. In short, China proposed a government-led approach while the US is leaning on a business-led approach. The European approach represents an a...


  • Ep 38: NT Wright & the Future of God

    NT Wright explains why we don't want to go to Heaven, points us toward medical technology as a sign of the Kingdom, and clears up our biggest misconceptions about the apostle Paul.


  • Religion News Service – The (holy) ghost in the machine: Catholic thinkers tackle the ethics of artificial intelligence

    Jack Jenkins of Religion News Service covers how Catholic thinkers are now also beginning to consider the ethical issues surrounding Artificial Intelligence that Dr. Benek has previously raised. Read the full article HERE. The post Religion News ...


  • More thoughts on (non)deterministic chaos, divine action and free will


  • Who Will Win The Global AI Race? Part I: China vs USA

    While the latest outrageous tweet by Kanye West fills up the news, a major development goes unnoticed: the global AI race for supremacy. Currently, many national governments are drafting plans for boosting AI research and development within their ...


  • Be Thou My Vision, the Royal Wedding & Theosis

    At the Royal Wedding yesterday, there was a brief moment when everyone in attendance, including the royal couple, sang together. What they were singing was Be Thou My Vision, one of the most beautiful hymns ever written. The hymn has origins deep ...


  • My Biases on Bryan Johnson's Plan to Save Humanity

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  • Ep 37: Robin Hanson & The Elephant in the Brain

    Robin Hanson explores a future of robotic human uploads, helps us worry about The Great Filter, gives us strategies for living in a Simulation, and casually points out the Elephant in the Brain.


  • Wesley Smith Lies About Transhumanism

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  • She Lives

    Imagine what it would be like to hear as much about Heavenly Mother as we do Heavenly Father. Imagine if we spoke of Her as often as we do of Him. Imagine if we worshiped Her as vocally and immersively as we do Him. Imagine if the King Follett ser...


  • Technology is Nature

    Technology is an essential and natural part of human evolution. That may seem like a controversial statement so allow me to expand. Technology, broadly defined, is a tool or application of knowledge to serve a practical purpose. Some might recoil ...


  • The Tower of Babel

    Perhaps no biblical story has captivated people’s imaginations like the Tower of Babel. In this story, a group of people get together to build a tower tall enough to reach heaven—from which they intend to launch an all-out war on God himself. God ...