Media Director for Singularity Institute puts Tom Horn in spotlight, agrees transhumanism is threat to traditional Judeo-Christian values
As outlined in his book, The Artilect War: Cosmists vs. Terrans: A Bitter Controversy Concerning Whether Humanity Should Build Godlike Massively Intelligent Machines, this battle will be fought between conservatives or “Terrans” and “Cosmists” (those who would merge mankind with synthetic intelligence) leading to an incomprehensible war and gigadeath—literally billions of deaths before the end of this century.
Due to the threat of such technological Armageddon, de Garis believes the twenty-first century should be dominated by a debate surrounding whether humanity should or should not build artilects, i.e., machines of godlike intelligence.
Because the social upheaval de Garis envisions may now be entering its ideological phase, and transhumanism and human enhancement is a concern to me regardless, recently I issued an Open Letter To Christian Leaders On Biotechnology And The Future Of Man in which I encouraged conservatives to get involved in this discussion while they can. The same week, a trailer for my upcoming new book Forbidden Gates was posted at YouTube and evidently hit a nerve with the folks at the popular futurist blog Accelerating Future, run by Michael Anissimov, Media Director for the Singularity Institute... keep reading here