Today we discuss the drive for immortality through technology, which to us sounds like a recipe for Hell on Earth, and several stories related to Russia and its reemergence as a geopolitical force. Click here for the show notes and mp3 file.
SINCE ITS creation in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has grown to become the Defense Department’s most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science research and development agency. Click here for the interview with investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen about her new book The Pentagon’s Brain.
Transhumanist Party presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan suggests that the 85% of the world who believe in life after death are a major obstacle to attaining immortality. He feels that we “deathists” are so eager to reach our eternal reward that we will resist a technological upgrade, and that we will consider transhumanism a blasphemous desire to become gods.
Sharon mentioned a recent article by philosophy professor John G. Messerly in a science update she produced for SkyWatchTV. In his column, Messerly argues that religion is “the enemy of the future.” Ironically, his worldview isn’t new; it’s as old as human history.
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