Kurzweilian Futurism: From Noah's
Ark to a Nonbiological Lifeboat
آینده نگری کرزوایلی: از کشتی نوح تا «لایف بوتِ» غیربیولوژیک
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For years we have discussed Kurzweilian Futurism and its ramifications for a Futurist Party, and discussed in more details in a book entitled 'Futurist: Humanity's Nowruz in 21st Century, New Variant to Meet Human Needs'. In ancient Abrahamic religious texts, there is a mention of Noah's Ark which was like a Lifeboat and some archeologists believe it has been located somewhere around today's Turkey. Ray Kurzweil in his futurism proposes a Lifeboat when we reach the point of Singularity in 2045. Lifeboat Foundation and its Futurist Board of which I am honored to be a member, were built based on that notion. When we reach the point of Technological Singularity, we have two options to go forward, biological and nonbiological paths, and with merger of human and machine, the nonbiological path gains prominence, and contrary to Noah's Ark which was built based on biological path, when allegedly prophet Noah collected pairs of all species to make sure their posterity survives the flood. In history of the universe, there have been points of Singularity like the Big Bang or when some primates evolved into humans and the options to go forward at those junctures of history are enormous within a short span of time! With the increase of speed of CPU of computers, we are bypassing the processing speed of human brain which gives rise to a technological singularity, and in a way, its is the end of death, and Kurzweil says we have already reached this point, as far as the hardware is concerned and the challenge now is the software!
Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,
January 24, 2021
For a Secular Democratic & Futurist Republican Party in Iran