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
- Essay, Confessions of a Proselytizing Immortalist
- Discussing cryonics at your children's playgroup
- 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
- Shannon Vyff on Facebook
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