VFTB 227: Zoltan Istvan – Religion and AI

February 18, 2015

When a superintelligent artificial intelligence arrives, will religions try to convert it? Author and futurist¬†Zoltan Istvan discusses Transhumanism and the concept of spiritual machines. […]

VFTB at Pikes Peak: Paul McGuire – Standing Down Goliath

September 17, 2014

In a wide-ranging interview recorded at the 2014 Pikes Peak Prophecy Summit, Paul McGuire, author of Standing Down Goliath, discusses the use of cutting edge technology to modify our perception of reality, destroy individuality, and realize the promise of the serpent — to be as gods. […]

VFTB 183: AI and Species Dominance

June 29, 2014

It is likely we’ll see a functional machine intelligence sometime in the 21st century. Dr. Hugo de Garis believes that such a development will inevitably lead to a conflict that could cause the deaths of billions. […]

VFTB 179: The Transhumanist Wager

June 1, 2014

THE FUTURE of humanity may well be determined in the 21st century. This week, we’re joined by Zoltan Istvan, author of The Transhumanist Wager, a book that lays out a new philosophy undergirding the belief that technology is the key to human immortality. […]