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Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
One of the White Guys of the Future over at IEET, Alex McGilvery ponders whether techno-immortalized Robot Cultists uploaded into cyber-heaven should worry about being excluded from, you know, Heaven heaven. Needless to say, I’m a crusty atheist who doesn’t believe either in Sky Daddies or Robot Daddies (or more fanciful daddies of the Nicolas Flamel, Santa Claus varieties) myself, and cannot claim to get the appeal of immortalization magicks involving incantations, prayers, nano-daydreams, and so on. I must sat, I am relieved to hear that McGilvery thinks even thawed cryonauts in shiny robot bodies may still be able to arrive at Nirvana or Ascendance before the heat death of the universe if they manage to direct their techno-superintelligence in properly super-meditative super-good-deed-doing directions.