Terasem Movement Inc.

Lives are Good

Mission Statement

Terasem Movement, Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit charity endowed for the purpose of educating the public on the practicality and necessity of greatly extending human life, consistent with diversity and unity, via geoethical nanotechnology and personal cyberconsciousness, concentrating in particular on facilitating revivals from biostasis. The Movement focuses on preserving, evoking, reviving and downloading human consciousness.
 

Singularity is Near

 

New Terasem Resident Scholar Program

The Terasem Resident Scholar is expected to do up to a year's worth of scholarly research regarding the Terasem Hypotheses, using the CyBeRev database as a resource, with the result published in a medium-to-high impact peer reviewed journal in the sciences or humanities.

Successful applicants to the Terasem Resident Scholar Program are expected to have a history of successful publications in medium-to-high impact peer reviewed journals in one or more field(s) relevant to the Terasem Hypotheses and CyBeRev. While not an absolute requirement, a typically successful Terasem Resident Scholar Program applicant would use their sabbatical year from a professorship for this opportunity.

Applications are by cover letter, CV and publication reprints to:
Terasem Movement, Inc.
Attn: Executive VP, Terasem Resident Scholar Program
82 Lanternback Island Drive
Satellite Beach, FL 32937

 

Terasem Radio

At Terasem Radio you can listen to music and interviews related to immortality, transhumanism, cyberconsciousness, mind-uploading, and the Singularity. Terasem Radio is an Internet radio station operated by Terasem Movement, Inc. and dedicated to diversity, unity, and joyful immortality. The radio station offers music and commentary on the Terasem transreligion and its educational mission in favor of geoethical nanotechnology, transhuman cyberconsciousness and indefinitely extended life.
 
 

Terasem News

Updated Aug 8, 2016
 
August 3, 2016
 

Martine and Bina interview with Whoopie Goldberg of The View.

Watch the interview:The View



Martine Rothblatt took the stage to talk to a packed house at Durham’s Carolina Theater during Moogfest, a four-day citywide festival of music and technology in Durham, North Carolina. Quartz  
May 18, 2016
 

Martine Rothblatt's Vision for Immortality

Martine Rothblatt explains how our doppelgangers could lead to immortality. Washington Post Live



April 3, 2016
 

National Geographic's The Story of God

Morgan Freeman Interviews BINA48. The Story of God



January 3, 2016
 

Watching A Robot Get Interviewed By A Musician Is As Mindblowing As It Sounds

New York singer/songwriter JiHAE and strikingly 'human' robot Bina48 sit down for a quick chat about the world. The Fader


 
August 18, 2015
 

Transparent Brains for Large-scale Connectomic Mapping

Japanese researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute have created a new technique for converting brain tissue into transparent tissue to reveal 3D brain anatomy at very high resolution, according to an article in Kurzweil AI News. The new technique, called ScaleS, has been used for large-scale connectomic mapping and 3D neural circuit reconstruction.

August 18, 2015
 

Miniature Functioning Human-brain Model

Scientists have developed a miniature human brain in a dish with the equivalent brain maturity of a five-week-old fetus, according to an article in Kurzweil AI News. The researchers at Ohio State report that it contains most of the structures found in a developing brain (except for a vascular system) and represents the most complete human brain model yet developed.

August 12, 2015
 

Origin of Robot Species

University of Cambridge researchers have built a robot that can build other (simpler) robots, test which one does best, and automatically use the results to improve the design for the next generation of robots, according to an article in Kurzweil AI News. This is but one step away from self-improving reproduction in a machine ... basically the beginning of Darwinian evolution in machines. Considering that the pace of such evolution will be a billion times faster than it was with biological organisms, Kurzweil may have his Singularity very soon.

August 10, 2015
 

Humour in a Machine

Researchers at Microsoft have developed an artificial intelligence system with a sense of humour. According to an article in Bloomberg News, the system is intended to sift through over 5000 black and white cartoons submitted to the New Yorker every week to find the funniest choices among captions that make similar jokes. The lack of humour in an AI has been a mainstay in science fiction, perhaps best represented by Commander Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed software that can recognize hand-drawn sketches better than humans for the first time. According to an

June 22, 2015
 

Brain connections last as long as the memories they store

Our memories are as fleeting as the brain structures that store them, or so the theory goes. When the connections - called synapses - between neurons break, the memories they hold are thought to evaporate along with them. Mark Schnitzer, an associate professor of biology and of applied physics at Stanford, has leveraged microscopy tools developed in his lab to monitor the connections (synapses) between hippocampal neurons for the first time and confirm this theory, according to an article published in the Stanford News Service. In the mice that the neuroscientist and his team studied, the connections between neurons lasted about 30 days, roughly the duration over which episodic memories are believed to stay in the mouse hippocampus.