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Podcast No. 66 Posted 9/23/2011   Leave a comment

Podcast No. 66 Posted 9/23/2011

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Music  – “Earthseed” fades out, as the voice recording begins.

TITLE:  Truths of Terasem – The Why of Terasem  5. 5- 5.5.6

SUB TITLE:  Rationality emerging from randomness.

SUMMARY:  This week we talk about how Terasem goes from where it is today to the utmost it can become, why that makes sense, and why it’s going to work!  We will explore how the evolutionary principle of instinctual survival transcends itself and why rationality emerges from randomness and then leaps upward to consciousness as defined by Terasem, empowering survival through spacial diversity and unity combined.

(Fred)  Hi, we’re Fred & Linda Chamberlain, with podcast number 66 on the Truths of Terasem.  This week we will cover 5.5 through 5.5.6.

(Linda)  The Singularity gets closer, every second, Fred.  I hope this set of the Truths will show us how rationality can emerge from randomness, then leap upward into consciousness, and finally empower survival for us using those revered Terasem concepts of diversity and unity!

(Fred)  And, they do!  The words from the Truths of Terasem themselves can be used as springboards.  We can go right through them.

First, 5.5 says: “Instinctual survival also applies to the Multiverse and the result is Terasem.”  This borrows from the evolutionary principle that among lower biological species, survival is “built in” or “wired in” however you might wish to say it, in a way we refer to as “instinct”.  Now, by a leap of the imagination, this Truth imputes that by the principle of extropy, the universe itself evolves into self-aware life that transcends and survives its Singularities, and then spreads consciousness throughout the universe, at the same time discovering laws of cosmic physics that permit this spreading network of consciousness (that’s what we take to be “Terasem” to be), permitting and that network of consciousness to intervene and stabilize the universe, to make it, if we dare to say so, “immortal”.  This seems a bit poetic, to attribute “instinct” to the Cosmos, but it may match well with what follows in the elements of this Expansion.  Let’s look at them and see what we think.

(Linda)  Okay.  It’s a tall order.  Let’s see if we can make it so!  5.5.1 says: “Randomness spawns rationality because it succeeds and success is self-perpetuating.”  Evidence from our astronomical telescopes confirms that the random and simple, bulk-mass interacting materials of the early universe nurture the spontaneous emergence the basic components of life.  The historical record, at least here on earth, is that those basic components evolved through natural selection to become conscious and then rational. In other words, “Rationality happens”, and it “happens because it succeeds and success is self-perpetuating”.

(Fred)  Kind of like our example in the last podcast about the meaning of the Buddha’s enlightenment.  Going from a state of almost no intellectual awareness, just blind DNA running the show, gradually approaching omniscience.

(Linda)  Right.  Except the Buddha reached enlightenment in just a few years, whereas the universe has been evolving toward consciousness for billions of years.

(Fred)  The Buddha started with the premise of total ignorance, as the point of departure.  It might be more precise to say that the Buddha couldn’t have done it in a few short years, if he hadn’t, himself, been part of the universe evolving.  He was, as Isaac Newton might say, standing on the shoulders of a giant called the universe.

(Linda)  I love it!  And it makes it so very clear why “Randomness spawns rationality because it succeeds and success is self-perpetuating.”  It also makes sense of the next Truth, as well.

(Fred)  Yes, it does.  In 5.5.2 we find, “Expect consciousness to emerge from rationality because it empowers survival.”  Terasem’s definition of consciousness includes the requirement of empathy as well as logical ethics.  This Truth might appear to assume that rationality will lead to rational ethics in the absence of empathy, but my view is that this is a minor inconsistency in wording, nothing else.  The leap to a full level of consciousness with empathy plus ethics is held elsewhere in the Truths of Terasem to be a fundamental necessity for survival of a social network, and what we see here seems to be a restatement of that, fitted to the other elements of this Expansion.

(Linda) Moving on, in 5.5.3 we find: “Spatial diversity is essential to survival because any one place is vulnerable to random destruction.”  It’s no secret that the universe is a dangerous place for fragile biological creatures like us.  Cosmic catastrophes can be caused by such events as Quasars and super novas, where streams of explosive radiation tens of thousands of light years in length are able to easily incinerate large numbers of stars and their planetary systems.

(Fred) It’s only a small step from that to assume that even an advanced Terasem network might be reduced to dark matter and stellar debris in such an event.  And, there is the much more down to earth idea that it makes no sense to count on just one of Terasem’s data storage sites for mindfiles.  Backups are essential. There are too many possible disasters, both natural and man-made, that could wipe out our identities. Other Truths of Terasem address this by reference to the requirements for “strong places” to ensure the survival of mindfiles.

(Linda) 5.5.4 states: “Unity of diverse consciousness can exert protection across space and time.”  This builds conceptually on the previous Truth, meaning that those lost in calamities either in our present, limited Earth based situation or even those lost in galactic catastrophic events are conceived to be recoverable by means of backup mindfiles that are not destroyed.  This is a huge subject, and we can’t cover it exhaustively here, but we should touch on it at least a little.

Mike Perry introduces this subject in his book, Forever for All:

 “A case will be made that immortality for all who have ever lived is attainable and quite possibly inevitable.  But I will argue, additionally, that there are things we can and should be doing now to further our cause in eternity.  There must be authentic recollections of an earlier self, a genuine and accepted feeling that “I was there and I am now here”.

(Fred)  And, of course, for that to make sense, it presupposes an understanding of subjects discussed in earlier podcasts, about what personal identity really is.  Again, a quote from Mike Perry’s book is a good, and still short, summary:

“Functionalism is a materialistic theory of mental states.  A person (or other sentient being) is regarded as a mechanism that can be in one of a number of physical states, to each of which corresponds some mental state (with consciousness as one of the possible mental states).  The correspondence, however, is generally not one-to-one; that is, more than one physical state could produce the same mental state.  In general, there will be many ways, physically, that a given mental state can be realized.”

(Linda)  It is also important to say that not all mindfiles are equal.  Quality of information is more important than quantity.  Giulio Prisco recently summarized this concept beautifully in an email:

“I am reading again my Carlos Castaneda collection and thinking of analogies between the “warrior’s album” described in The Active Side of Infinity and the modern concept of mindfiles, (he then quotes from the book):

     “Every warrior, as a matter of duty, collects an album that reveals the warrior’s personality, an album that attests to the circumstances of his life. Above all, it is like an album of pictures made out of memories, the recollection of memorable events, memorable because they have a special significance in one’s life. Put in it the complete account of various events that have had profound significance for you.

      “Not every event has a profound significance for you. There are a few, however, that I would consider likely to have changed things for you, to have illuminated your path. Ordinarily, events that change our path are impersonal affairs, and yet are extremely personal.

     “Don’t think about this album in terms of banalities, or in terms of a trivial rehashing of your life experiences.”

And, of course, we Terasemers would paraphrase that to say, ‘Make your mindfiles as meme rich as you can, right from the start!’  The main CyBeRev page has some great suggestions from Bainbridge as to which modules may be the best to get started with.  And, the LifePact Interview is a good way to get started, too.  We’ll give listeners the links to these resources at the end of the podcast.

(Fred) In 5.5.5, we have: “Look to Terasem for the strength billions of souls have built into it.”  The number “billions” can be taken to mean either a network confined to planet Earth, near term, or later expansions in which the term “billions” can be taken as merely suggestive of the scope of consciousness that might be concerned.  I’ll quote briefly here from BioQuagmire, my soon to be published novel, in which a message from space is received from a Terasem-like intelligence that has made contact with an early cybercivilization like ours that is about to be wiped out by a black hole’s devouring its star system.  Quoting…

 “With others in our Inter-Galactic-Civilization (IGC), we set out to explore the universe.  Surely out there, we thought, among a hundred billion other galaxies, we would find others like us.  Then, we would be part of their Extra-Galactic-Civilization, we thought.  They will be the smart ones.  We can learn from them!

 “We were wrong.  As many as 1.5 trillion cultures in extra-galactic areas we visited went into Singularity-2 during our last 1.5 million years, but there were limits in our rates of expansion.  We only saved about 15 billion of them. In the end, an Extra-Galactic-Civilization came into being, but we had to build it ourselves.  And, we are still building.

 “On tens of quadrillions of worlds we have found nothing but grey goo.  For each civilization that we save, we estimate six million others have destroyed themselves.  Any world with high sentience we find, verging on Singularity-2, is like a rare diamond.  We save as many as we can.

 “Perhaps now you can better understand how we feel about Earth.  We visited you two million years ago, before we had saved even one culture.  We have waited a long time for humanity to hatch.  Now we do not want to lose you.

(Linda) With that for perspective, “billions of souls building strength” seems merely suggestive of the far greater scope of growth we anticipate in moving outward.

The final element in this Expansion is: 5.5.6 “Train-up a diverse, united and joyfully immortal consciousness, and it will rejuvenate the Multiverse.”  Here we’re back to the idea that from an embryonic starting point, expansion can take us where we’re going.  If the human body is the genomic expansion of a single cell into a hundred trillion or so, then it is not too great a stretch of the imagination to envision an initial c-quad of ten individuals, if equipped with the right socio-ideological framework, expanding its numbers into a network of one quadrillion.

(Fred) If that network replicated itself in a manner like that achieved by the single biological cell, now there would be ten to the 30th power individuals.  On that scale, a galaxy with only four times ten to the 11th power stars sounds easily manageable.

(Linda)  What could I possibly add to that except to say: As usual, Fred, we’re out of time, and space as well, perhaps.  Before we start imagining a universe where this kind of expansion has led to so many individuals that their ten cubic centimeter identity modules can’t be “stuffed into it”, let’s preview the next podcast!

(Fred)  Next week we’re going to trade our telescope for a microscope and have a look at how Terasem sprang from the mind of one individual gripped by the vision of a plausible, rational way to survive the Singularity, a vision where two people in love could go on forever as a couple, the outgrowth of which was the Truths of Terasem as a starting point.  This “seed of a seed” which has gripped our imaginations as an outline for where life extension and all of Transhumanism may be headed, itself had a nucleation point.

(Linda)  That’s a beautiful topic that’s always a delight to discuss and it leads right into the fact that Terasem events are a great way to do that since Terasem is like a family in many ways.  Terasem events are a great way to explore these mind pretzel ideas further.  We encourage everyone listening to find out how easy it is to join Terasem and support our mission to build a better future.  Just go to terasemfaith.net.  And if you want to read the text of our podcasts, to help you dig deeper into the details, or maybe find websites that you weren’t able to write down, go to truthsofterasem.wordpress.com.

(Fred)  Waking up in cyberspace requires making a mindfile.  You can do that at either CyBeRev.org or LifeNaut.com, no fees to participate.  And you can create your personal history or autobiography, to be uploaded to CyBeRev.org by using the LifePact interview form.  Go to Terasemfaith.net and go to Mindfile Building, about half way down the page.  If you still have unanswered questions about mindclones, mindfiles and mindware go to mindclones.blogspot.com for fascinating discussions about these subjects.  And don’t forget, Terasem has a priority list; those who join earlier are most likely to make the jump to cyberspace sooner.  The longer you wait, the longer the line will get!

(Linda)  For those who can’t afford cryostasis at this time, the most practical approach to identity preservation is to have a mindfile plus a biofile (your DNA).  To preserve your DNA very inexpensively, you can do that at LifeNaut.com.   For additional information on the cell storage program go to truthsofterasem.wordpress.com and take the BioFile tab. Their program not only includes indefinite storage, but the cells are cultured for viability to verify that indeed, ‘living cells’ are being stored. You’ll find an additional link to VWR which describes the ‘cutting edge’ cell preservation compound (the cryoprotectant) used.

(Fred)  If you’ve been enjoying the music that we use on this podcast series, which runs full length at the end of each podcast, it’s called Earthseed.  It’s the Terasem Anthem written by Martine Rothblatt, who also plays the flute and the keyboard.  If you’d like to experience that music in a video, with spectacular inspiring artwork, go to the Join! tab on the terasemfaith.net website.

(Linda)  Again, and we can’t say it often enough, big kudos to Mike Clancy, at Terasem, who created that challenging, fun, and addictive mindfile building game for the Android. The multiple layers of the game ramp up the challenge very quickly.  While you try to build motor neurons within a brain, you encounter plaques that obstruct your path and you have to dodge macrophages that are hunting you down.  Check it out at PersonalityMD.com.

 (Fred)  And this is a personal invitation, for you…Join us, and our quest for an endless future…

(Linda)  Come with us – into Tomorrow!

Closing music – no fade – full length.

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Posted August 21, 2011 by Truths of Terasem - Podcasts in Uncategorized

Podcast No. 65 Posted 9/15/2011   Leave a comment

Podcast No. 65 Posted 9/15/2011

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Music  – “Earthseed” fades out, as the voice recording begins.

TITLE:  Truths of Terasem – The Why of Terasem  5.4 – 5.4.6

SUB TITLE:  Diversifying Limitlessly and Endlessly

SUMMARY:  Terasem perceives itself in terms of its present potential for transcendence, and extends this to a vision of an unlimited expansion.  We look at the ways Terasem takes on diversity in every conceivable way.  It’s about getting rid of pain, replacing it with joy, looking at gender in a multi-dimensional way, seeking knowledge, positive values, and “being everywhere at once” in vanquishing cruelty throughout the Multiverse.

 

(Fred)  Hi, we’re Fred & Linda Chamberlain, with podcast 65 on the Truths of Terasem.  We’ll talk about Terasem’s vision of an unlimited expansion and six different ways in which diversity and growth interrelate.

(Linda)  Expansion 5.4 and its component elements are about “change”, “gender”, “knowledge”, “goodness”, “visibility of what’s going on”, and “how to get rid of cruelty”, not just here on Earth, but virtually everywhere.  These may sound unrelated, but until you see how they interrelate, so do “up”, “forward”, “sideways”, “future” and “parallel zones of existence”.

(Fred)  Exactly, but, in this latter case, you can see that we’re talking about directionality in space, change with time, and the notion that there can be things going on all at once, side by side, but with very little in the way of interconnection.  Change, gender, knowledge, goodness, perceptual limits, and getting rid of cruelty are fundamental dimensions that Terasem defines as work areas, and even these words we’re using don’t do the underlying concepts justice.

(Linda) Let’s begin by translating the terminology of 5.4 into what we’ve been talking about.  It’s stated as follows: “Terasem is transcendental, transgendered, transicient, transificent, transpotent, and transpresent.”  Taken one at a time, “transcendental” is interpreted as being engaged in processes of transcendence, which means rising above or beyond those conditions that presently exist.  We’ll see momentarily that this can be taken to be a generality covering all the rest.

(Fred) “Transgendered” is straightforward.  It’s usually connected with sex change operations, but more generally it’s the implication that we can move beyond gender, not necessarily doing away with what we mean by it now, but broadening it to mean other interrelationships between two or more beings that can lead to offspring in a wider sense, and culminating in unlimited ways of expanding upon what we have at present.  In talking about 5.4.2, we’ll pick up from this point.

(Linda) The next term is “transicient”, and it’s an interesting word, since it has no searchable presence on the Internet.  However, its origin is clear from 5.4.3, which indicates that it’s the transitional phase of moving toward omniscience by stating, “Transiscient Terasem knows much now, but will eventually become omniscient to ensure Multiversal connectedness.”  We’ll talk about that element in a few moments, but at least we can now say what the word is supposed to mean, and it’s not complicated.  It’s merely the state of progressing toward “omniscience”, transcending present states of what Buddhism terms “ignorance” to states of “less ignorance” or “more knowledge”, whichever you prefer.

(Fred) “Transpotent” and “transpresent” are easy.  They lead to “omnipotent” and “omnipresent”, two absolute level ideas having to do with power and presence, or being some place in particular, perhaps many places, perhaps all places.  The “Trans” prefix, vs. “Omni”, simply means “on the way there” vs. “having arrived”.  Now, with that exploration of the terminology in 5.4 out of the way, let’s see where the underlying elements take us.

(Linda) 5.4.1 says, “Transcendental Terasem empathizes with those in pain, and thus guides Terasem toward replacing all pain with joy.”  That means that in our present state, we extend or couple our consciousness to those in pain, allowing ourselves to feel an intense state of empathy.  If we do this, we can more wholly commit ourselves to working toward a future where pain will be vanquished, and all beings will live in a state of joy.

This is one of the Truths to which I relate most strongly, and I’ll ask you to join me in a trip back to one of the saddest days I’ve ever experienced, the day of the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001.

It was one of those days like when John Kennedy was shot.  Everyone remembers where they were that day; what they were doing.   It was in the early morning and while getting ready to go to work, I turned on the TV to see what the weather was going to be like that day.  Instead of the weather I watched unbelieving, as a jet plane crashed into the World Trade Center.  I could tell from the commentators’ remarks that this was not just an action movie.  This was the real thing.   I called out to you, Fred, and minutes later we watched the second collision, followed by the collapse of first one, then both towers, and the story of what had happened began to unfold.

(Fred) This shocked the world, and we were only two of the billions whose hearts and minds were torn by the realization of what had happened.  All day long, I could not shake the vision of all those people who were trapped, crushed, still alive but knowing they were dying, in the tower.  The grossness of the inhumanity of those acts by religious fanatics took the form, for me, of empathizing with those trapped in the collapsed skyscrapers, suffering unspeakable agony, the victims of blind fanaticism.  But my response was not just one of outrage and desire for vengeance.  Even more, it was a state of feeling connected to those suffering and dying in the huge pile of smoking rubble in downtown Manhattan.

At that time, my work involved the culturing of viable human cells for use in biotech analysis of the genome, or perhaps future cloning, and we had been having problems with fungal infestation overgrowth of the cells that were dividing in our supposedly sterile growth culture media.  I suspected that this was the result of carelessness on the part of one of the physicians taking the samples, not preparing the surface areas of the skin properly or in other ways disregarding sterile practice, but I wasn’t sure.  One way to test the hypothesis, I thought, might be to take samples of my own body, and then culture them, to see if this might be the source of the problem, vs. other postulated causes like poorly sterilized culture media.

So, on the evening of September 11, 2001, I went down to the lab, still shaking with feelings of empathy for those trapped in the tower, and took four samples from my right thigh for culturing.  It was enough of a difficulty to do this, without adding in the complication of any kind of anesthetic, so I did without it.  By the way, my cell samples survived and multiplied perfectly, with no fungal infestation.  It moved our technology ahead by helping to pinpoint the source of a critical problem.  It was not, in the end, just a futile act, an expression of empathy.

After this episode of empathy and confrontation of it by self-infliction of (by comparison) very minor pain, I was able to more objectively relate to what had happened, and “live with it” more calmly.  Now, the memory of this experience helps me relate more strongly to those hundreds of millions who live on less than two dollars a day, ignored by those who blind themselves to the reality of what is going on.

(Linda)  Most importantly, I suspect, it helped you see the relevance in this Truth of Terasem we have just reviewed.  Moving on to 5.4.2, it tells us, “Transgendered Terasem is beyond genre, and can suffuse anything, eventually expressing its will throughout the Multiverse.”

Transgendered Terasem means tossing aside limitations placed on our lives.  In her book From Transgender to Transhuman, Martine Rothblatt has a lot to say about this subject.

“There are two sexes, male and female, right?  Wrong!  In fact, there is a continuum of sex types, ranging from very male to very female, with countless variations in between.  This startling new notion is just now beginning to emerge from feminist thinking, scientific research, and a grass-roots movement called “transgenderism”.  In the future, labeling people at birth as “male” or “female” will be considered just as unfair as South Africa’s now-abolished practice of stamping “black” and “White” on people’s ID cards.”  End quote

(Fred)  And a few pages later,

“Today we go about the matter of sex ass backward.  A male or female label is first imposed upon us without choice.  We are then trained to adopt a set of appropriate gender behaviors, whether we like them or not.  We have some flexibility in our particular choice of gender behavior but not much choice, lest we fall afoul of the apartheid of sex.  However, feminism, technology, and transgenderism have debunked the myth of a “male and female” world.  Life has much more gender potential than we can imagine.

“As we break free of the chains of sexual apartheid, we will establish a new human culture of unparalleled creativity in personal development.  From Homo sapiens, literally the “wise man”, shall emerge our new species, Persona creatus, the “creative person”.  From the subjugation of women shall emerge the sensitization of men.  And from the apartheid of sex shall evolve the freedom of gender.”  End quote.

(Linda)  And again, a few pages later, Rothblatt concludes:

“The greatest catapult for humanity into a new species lies just beyond the event horizon of transgenderism.  Based upon our rapidly accelerating ability to imbue software with human personality, autonomy and self-awareness, a movement of “transhumanists” have joined transgenderists in calling for the launch of Persona creatus.  The basic transhumanist concept is that a human need not have a flesh body, just as a woman need not have a real vagina.  Humanness is in the mind, just as is sexual identity.  As software becomes increasingly capable of thinking, acting and feeling like a human, it should be treated as a fellow human, and welcomed as a fellow member of the technological species Persona creatus. “  end quote

(Fred)  Terasem does not envision any limit on such kinds of new consciousness synthesis.  It only envisions a culture where the basic elements of the culture hinge on unity with diversity, education persistently, and joyful immortality everywhere.  It sounds so simple, but it can go so deep!

(Linda) 5.4.3 takes us even deeper.  It says: “Transiscient Terasem knows much now, but will eventually become omniscient to ensure Multiversal connectedness.”  This is easier than the last one.  Only one shift of perspective is necessary, and that is the interpretation of “omniscience”.  The term can be interpreted to mean either “infinite knowledge” or “perfect knowledge”, and the boundaries of physical law lead us inescapably to the second interpretation.  But, what would we mean by “perfect knowledge”?  That might seem hard to specify, based on our present condition with miserably slow, error prone biological brains.  How could we even imagine such a thing?

(Fred) I think it’s a lot like what the Buddha meant when he said he had reached a state of “enlightenment”, able to rise above the animal state of consciousness, or sentience if you prefer, of blindly reacting to environmental inputs in an instinctual way, and that he had reached a level of consciousness where he was actually aware of his own thoughts and actions, and could contemplate the long range consequences, and develop ethics for responding to what was going on around him in the world.  Going from a state of almost no intellectual awareness, just blind DNA running the show, to one of transiscience leading to omniscience.

The Buddists always, in describing perfect knowledge, left the door open to new findings, declaring that in the limit, “perfect” knowledge translated to ever present ignorance.  In other words, “know it alls” are always wrong about how they perceive themselves.

(Linda) With 5.4.4, we find: “Transificent Terasem can do much good now, but will eventually become omnificent to ensure Multiversal goodness.”  Put simply, this says we can be pretty good now, and eventually, perfect.  But what is “perfect”?  And what is the standard of “goodness” to begin with?  Let’s walk around the definition of “goodness” by saying that many of the other Truths of Terasem address that directly, ranging from “love” to the other side of the spectrum, “rationality and intelligence”, but the idea of becoming “all good”, which is one interpretation of omificence, can be equated to the idea of “totally ridding ourselves, over time, of all badness”, a more realistic perspective.

(Linda) Will this ever be an absolute?  Is it realistic to think we can rid ourselves of all badness?

(Fred) Two things we can anticipate are that it will be a piece-wise continuous process; everything in nature is.  And secondly, the approach to it will be exponentially accelerating all the way, and that at each level, lack of purity, where purity is taken to mean freedom from badness, will become more like the lack of 100% reliability, as to safety from self-destruction.

Badness is like poison, and if you want to survive, what you drink and eat must be poison free, to some extent.  The more high-tech the poison, the more pure what you consume must be made.  In the limit, one part in ten billion may be fatal.  If you want to carry it to that extreme, you might say that in a population of ten billion cyberbeings, one really “bad apple” might spoil the whole barrel.

(Linda) Surviving the Singularity may be the ultimate test of natural selection.  We will only know how tough a test it is if we survive our own challenges and then explore the Cosmos, discovering as we go how many, if any, other sentient life forms have done the same, and how many disastrous outcomes may have resulted from the technological Singularities encountered by other species.

(Fred) The rest of the Truths in 5.4 to 5.4.6 follow the same pattern as those we have already covered, and discussing them involves the same kind of qualification of absolutes as we go.  5.4.5 says: “Transpresent Terasem is widely present now, but will eventually become omnipresent to ensure Multiversal survival.”  That can be taken to say, “We’re expanding rapidly now and before you know it we’ll be everywhere; the reason we’re doing that is to make sure we prevent the end of the universe, which might take place multibillion years from now, but be that as it may, our goal is to stabilize the universe as quickly as we can and put concerns of that kind behind us.

(Linda) And 5.4.6  tells us: “Transpotent Terasem is powerful now, but will eventually become omnipotent to vanquish Multiversal cruelty.”  That says we’re building powerful tools to screen out cruelty in every way the word can be made sense of already, but with time we’ll be able to understand what is possible and have what it takes to do that in ways that work everywhere.  Earlier in this podcast, we noted that cruelty has many different usages already.  Harsh weather might be described by the term “cruel wind”.  However pain or extreme discomfort might be caused, it is Terasem’s goal to put an end to that cause, to replace it with joy.

(Fred)  We’ve been talking about where Terasem is headed.  Next week we talk about how Terasem goes from where it is today to the utmost it can become, and why that makes sense, why it’s “going to work”!  We will explore how the evolutionary principle of instinctual survival can be transcended and why rationality emerges from randomness and then leaps upward to consciousness as defined by Terasem, empowering survival through spacial diversity and unity combined.

(Linda)  In anticipation of that, let me invite listeners to add their strengths to our efforts to emerge in cyberspace as soon as possible.  To do this, joining Terasem is a fundamental step.  Find out how easy it is to join Terasem and be part of this future.  Simply go to terasemfaith.net.  You can review all of the Truths of Terasem online at terasemweb.org or terasemfaith.net.

(Fred) Start building your own mindfile, without even any costs, at either CyBeRev.org or LifeNaut.com.  And you can create your personal history, or autobiography, to be uploaded to CyBeRev.org by using the LifePact interview form.  Go to Terasemfaith.net and then to Mindfile Building, about half way down the page.  Plus, if you want to preserve your DNA very inexpensively, as an alternative to brain preservation or cryostasis, you can do that at LifeNaut.com, too.  And, don’t forget, Terasem is committed to helping those who join earlier, wake up in cyberspace sooner.

(Linda)  Are you an Android user?  Do you prefer the excitement of a game, over filling out questionnaires?  Then, go to PersonalityMD.com and download Mike Clancy’s new maze-based game as the fun way to build your mindfile.  A word of caution, though, it can be addicting!

(Fred)  And for those of you who crave a mind expanding blog, you can’t beat mindclones.blogspot.com.  I guarantee you that Martine Rothblatt will stretch your neurons with discussions about mindclones, mindfiles and mindware.  Oh, and don’t forget, you can find the text version of these podcasts at truthsofterasem.wordpress.com.

(Linda)  If you like the music we use on these podcasts, which runs full length at the end of each podcast,  it’s the Terasem Anthem, called Earthseed, written by Martine Rothblatt.  She also plays flute and keyboard.  For a video version of Earthseed, go to the Join! tab on the terasemfaith.net website.

(Fred)  Join us, and our quest for an endless future…

(Linda)  Come with us – into Tomorrow!

Closing music – no fade – full length.

Posted August 21, 2011 by Truths of Terasem - Podcasts in Uncategorized