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The Christian Transhumanist Podcast

The Christian Transhumanist Podcast

Micah Redding and Amy Gaskin explore Christianity and Transhumanism, diving deep into the relationship between religion, technology, and the future of the human race.

Ep 32: Shannon Vyff, Cryonics & Religious Education


Is cryonics selfish? What do Harry Potter, transhumanism, and religious education have in common? What happens when kids go door-to-door raising money for life extension? Shannon Vyff—Transhumanist, Cryonicist, Unitarian Universalist, and author of “21st Century Kids“, and “The Scientific Conquest of Death”—discusses all these questions and more!

  • 21st Century Kids
    • Hyperdrives, nano-minting, accelerated brains with direct computer interfaces, conversations with dolphins, indefinite lifespan
    • Will AI have its own religions?
    • How to involve your kids in big discussions about the future
    • Kids raising money for life extension
    • Nick Bostrom’s fable of the Dragon Tyrant
  • The Scientific Conquest of Death
  • Caloric Restriction
    • “The only thing that retards aging is calorie restriction. As genetic studies go forward, we’ll find out why.” — Roy Walford
    • Calorie Restriction & intermittent fasting
  • Cryonics & Common Questions
    • Is cryonics selfish?
    • In cryonics, are you taking up too much space?
    • Why Cryonics might be more green than a burial
    • How cryonics might help people who are living now
    • Cryonics is "an ongoing experiment—a very long one"
  • Kim Suozzi, the 23-year old neuroscience student who was in the midst of battling terminal brain cancer
    • How cryonicists rallied to help fulfill her wishes—and preserve her after death
  • What is natural? Is cryonics against God's will?
    • “the naturalness of transhumanism (being open to what we may become)”
    • How technology may reduce our environmental footprint
    • What does "natural" or "biblical" actually mean?
    • The Year of Living Biblically
    • A Year of Biblical Womanhood
    • The future of religious education—virtual reality visits to religious history
  • Can you be a Unitarian Universalist and a Transhumanist?
    • Harry Potter, time travel, religious education and transhumanism
    • Teaching the whole world of religion
    • The history of Unitarianism and Universalism in America
  • Shannon Vyff with Barbara Walters
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  • Shannon Vyff on Facebook
Ep 32: Shannon Vyff, Cryonics & Religious Education
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