Transcendent Engineering
Prisco (Giulio)
Source: More & Vita-More - The Transhumanist Reader, Part V - Chapter 24
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Editors’ Abstract1

  1. Preventing biological aging and reversing and reviving us biologically is not the only possible path to radically extended lives. In Part III, Merkle and Koene argued that personal survival might be secured by transferring ones personality onto a non-biological platform.
  2. In Giulio Priscos "Transcendent Engineering", this idea is taken to greater lengths and given a spiritual or religious spin that many transhumanists2 will dislike.
  3. Prisco uses "religion" here in a way that captures some of the transcendental goals of major religions while entirely rejecting the supernatural and anti-rational aspects that many of us consider essential to true religions.
  4. Contrary to "mainstream transhumanism3" Prisco embraces parallels between transhumanism4 and spirituality or religion. He considers the future technological possibilities for resurrection of the dead by means of uploading5, and of synthetic, non-physical realities in which we and the resurrected dead may live.

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Footnote 1: Taken from "More (Max) & Vita-More (Natasha) - Transhumanism: Engines of Life: Identity and Beyond Death - Introduction".

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