Giulio Prisco, information technology virtual reality consultant, writer, futurist, and transhumanist.
What is Turing Church? How do you see the future of this concept?
Turing Church is a community of seekers at the intersections of science and religion, spirituality and technology, engineering and science fiction, mind and matter, with shared cosmic visions:
- We will go to the stars and find Gods, build Gods, become Gods, and resurrect the dead from the past with advanced science, space-time engineering and “time magic.”
- God is emerging from the community of advanced forms of life and civilizations in the universe, and able to influence space-time events anywhere, anytime, including here and now.
- God elevates love and compassion to the status of fundamental forces, key drivers for the evolution of the universe.
At this moment Turing Church is an informal online community with a mailing list, a Facebook group, video talks, and meetings in virtual reality. At times I think that Turing Church should become an organized religion, with a more formal structure. But excellent affine organizations already exist, first and foremost the Mormon Transhumanist Association (MTA). The MTA is totally compatible and has already done the hard work of building an excellent community and formal organization, so why re-invent the wheel? At the same time, perhaps an independent, unaffiliated Turing Church could be more appealing to those who prefer to stay away from traditional religions.
Original Cosmists mixed religion with space exploration, dreams of immortality with Christianity. How contemporary Cosmists are dealing with this issues, and what is the main agenda of contemporary Cosmists?
Contemporary Cosmists are not organized in a single group, and don’t speak with a single voice, so I can only answer as one of many contemporary Cosmists. I consider space exploration as an integral part of the ascent of humanity toward transcendence. Note that space, the stars, and the universe appear many times in the three short Turing Church bullet points above. We must go to space and spread to the stars to make all that happen.
Do we need Space Religion for new Space Age? And how do you see this religion?
Bill Bainbridge said that only a strong, vibrant space religion can take us to the stars. If Turing Church becomes an organized religion, that I will say (of course) that Turing Church is Bainbridge’s strong space religion.
Otherwise, this role could be played by existing religious organizations that choose to embrace the “Sacred Road to the stars” as the manifest destiny and cosmic duty of humankind, mandated by God. The MTA mentioned above is one, and there is also a Christian Transhumanist Organization (CTA) that could play a role. However, all these organizations must grow by several orders of magnitude before playing this role.
Can we see the rise of Independent space explorers, Pirates of low orbit, Squatters of Moon or other celestial objects? How soon can we see the independent group of people who decides to leave the planet without a permission from governments or corporations. And what we need to do to move to that direction – Freedom of speech, freedom of experimenting on your own body and Freedom to explore the Space
We will see an independent group of people leave the planet without permission from governments or corporations, when an independent group of people will decide to leave the planet without permission from governments or corporations, get organized, and make it happen with smart thinking and hard work!
I support independent space exploration and wish to see groups called “Pirates of low orbit” and “Squatters of the Moon.” I am working at the preliminary design of a new organization called “Space Decentral” a decentralized autonomous space agency by-the-people, for-the-people, aimed at the stars and beyond.
To me, this is really the preliminary work that needs to be done to get going on the Sacred Road to the stars.