Giulio Prisco

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Giulio Prisco, picture by David Orban

Giulio Prisco, born in Naples (Italy) in 1957, is an Italian information technology virtual reality consultant;[1][2][3] as well as a writer, futurist,[4] and transhumanist.[5] He is an advocate of cryonics[6] and contributes to the science and technology online magazine Tendencias21.[7] He produces teleXLR8, an online talk program using virtual reality and video conferencing, and focused on highly imaginative science and technology.[8][9] He writes and speaks on a wide range of topics,[10] including science, information technology, emerging technologies, virtual worlds, space exploration and futurology.[11] Prisco's ideas on virtual realities, technological immortality, mind uploading, and new scientific religions are extensively featured in the OUP book "Apocalyptic AI - Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality".[12]

Formerly a senior manager in the European Space Agency, Prisco is a physicist and computer scientist. He served as a member on the board of directors of World Transhumanist Association, of which he was temporarily executive director, and continues to serve as a member on the board of directors of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies [13] and of the Associazione Italiana Transumanisti.[14] He is also a founding member of the Order of Cosmic Engineers, and the Turing Church, fledgling organizations which claim that the benefits of a technological singularity, which would come from accelerating change, should or would be viable alternatives to the promises of major religious groups.[15][16][17][18][19][20]

Prisco has been repeatedly at odds with technocritic Dale Carrico who argues that transhumanism is technological utopianism turned into a new religious movement.[21] Prisco agrees but counters that transhumanism is an “unreligion” because it offers many of the benefits of religion without its drawbacks.[22]

References

  1. "Mi otra vida virtual, El Pais".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Mondes virtuels, Web de demain ?".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "SECOND LIFE : PUBLICIDAD DE PÍXEL".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "The Ci'NUM Designers of Tomorrow".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Giulio Prisco's blog".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "La eternidad no empieza aquí… por ahora".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Tendencias21".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "TeleXLR8 wants to be the "TED" for virtual worlds".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "MIND and MAN: Getting Mental with Giulio Prisco".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Future and You podcast, Feb 20th 2008".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Globalization and Open Source Nano Economy".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Geraci, Robert M. Apocalyptic AI - Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality. ISBN 978-0-19-539302-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies bio page for Giulio Prisco".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "Associazione Italiana Transumanisti: Umanesimo Scientifico: intervista a Giulio Prisco".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. "Order of Cosmic Engineers".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. "Secondhand Smoke: Give Me That New Transhumanist Religion".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. "Giulio Prisco To Present in Second Life Conference on the Future of Religion".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. "Un universo paralelo (y digital)".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. "Technological Transcendence: An Interview with Giulio Prisco".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. "Ten Cosmist Convictions (Mostly by Giulio Prisco)".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  21. "Amor Mundi: Giulio Prisco's Defense of Superlative Nonsense".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  22. "Transhumanist spirituality, again".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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