Sunday, October 29, 2006

Terasem Movement - Considering Immortality

Bruce Klein, the president of Novamente LLC, was kind enough to send me a link to the Google Video page of the presentations made at the Second Annual Geoethical Nanotechnology Workshop.

However, before you go there please visit the Terasem Movement home page. This is a fascinating organization (501 (c)(3) non-profit), the purpose of which is:

"educating the public on the practicality and necessity of greatly extending human life, consistent with diversity and unity, via geoethical nanotechnology and personal cyberconsciousness.

Terasem accomplishes its objectives by convening publicly accessible symposia, publishing explanatory analyses, conducting demonstration projects, issuing grants and encouraging public belief in a positive technologically-based future.

The Terasem Movement was formed in 2002. A sister organization, the Terasem Movement Foundation, was formed in 2004.

The founders of Terasem are concerned that the potential of nanotechnology and cyberconsciousness for relieving human suffering and extending human life will be truncated due to unwarranted fears and concerns. The founders are also concerned, however, that nanotechnology and cyberconsciousness could be made available only to an elite, or in a manner that creates class divisions within society. The founders believe that nanotechnology and cyberconsciousness needs to be developed consistently with full respect for diversity and unity so that the potential for greatly extending human life and relieving human suffering can be realized.

The Terasem Movement is funded with an endowment from its founders. Terasem does not seek or solicit outside financial contributions. It is managed by the founders based on advice from experts in the fields of nanotechnology and cyberconsciousness."


Great reading and a great cause.
Pete