virus: FWD, David's plug on Extropians

Sean Morgan (
Thu, 27 Jul 1995 09:31:34 -0600

From: (David Mcfadzean)
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 1995 11:30:39 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: [#95-7-347] Transhuman religions (was The Fundamental Theorem of

At 11:26 PM 7/15/95 BST, Mark Grant <> wrote:

>I wonder if there's *any* possibility of some kind of transhuman
>religion, at least in the conventional sense ? If you're a
>Jupiter-sized brain covered in nano-assemblers, I can't really conceive
>of anything that you could possibly worship..

If you're a Jupiter-sized brain covered in nano-assemblers, you might
be able to conceive of something to worship that mere humans cannot
imagine. But as for a transhuman (as opposed to posthuman) religion,
I don't think there is anything inherent in the concept of religion
that precludes transhumanist ideas. In fact I am actively exploring
the possibility of memetically engineering a transhuman religion. Check
out The Church of Virus at "". The basic
idea is that religion may be an excellent vector for transhuman memes.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
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