Dan Massey

Why Privileged Elites Cynically Oppose Erotic Freedom

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español In my last post Who Are You Calling an Anarchist? we examined the important distinction between anarchy, as a legitimate and proven approach to governmental organization, and terrorism, a deliberate technique of chaotic social disorganization, that social elites deliberately and falsely equate to the wholly legitimate practice of anarchy. Now we can examine the tools of hierarchical governmental violence directed against its citizens, recognizing that the chief of these tools, invisible to the oppressed, is sexual repression through false religions, failed ideas of government, and corrupt concepts of ...

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Who Are You Calling an Anarchist?

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español "I heartily accept the motto, ‘That government is best which governs least’; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe– ‘That government is best which governs not at all’; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which we will have." —Henry David Thoreau, American Anarchist Remember, remember the 5th of November...an appropriate date to consider current events in the Occupy movement in relation to traditional concepts of minimalist governance. ...

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A Transhuman Views the Singularity Summit 2011

Last weekend (10/15-16/2011) it was my pleasure to attend Singularity Summit 2011, an event presented annually by the Singularity Institute since 2006. As much as Arse Elektronika celebrated the freedom of citizen science and engineering in pursuit of more fun and joy for everybody, so Singularity Summit celebrated actual and potential financial success and public welfare enhancement from emerging technologies. It seems to me, as an activist and advocate for real time living, based on transhuman ideals, including especially intergender forms of self-expression, that both these events were worthy explorations of important social territory; however, the logistic ...

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What is the Kingdom of Heaven?

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español The Name of God has been a subject of superstition and speculation throughout human history. Much confusion has arisen from an inability to imagine a deity of sufficient power, presence, and knowledge to consistently satisfy all humanity's putative requirements for a god to satisfy. We have revealed that the single word "Love" is the best description of absolute deity. We have also shown that the existence of Love makes possible the activation of a divine function best described and named as "Truth"—the finite function of deity that creates Goodness and Beauty. And ...

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What is the Word of God?

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español In my recent post What is the Name of God? I explained that one must recognize two concepts of deity. One is the absolutely perfect omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent deity (the omni-cubed god), whose acts in infinite space and eternal time are necessarily uniform and invisible, who putatively makes possible and upholds everything that is or can ever be. We recognize that Love is the best descriptive name we have for this deity. Though no physical image can embody all this represents, an image of ...

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What is the Name of God?

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español In his 1953 sci-fi story, The Nine Billion Names of God, Arthur C. Clarke imagined a Tibetan monastery where monks labored ceaselessly to list every permutation of letters in their alphabet and thus to list every possible name of god, fulfilling their destiny and bringing about the end of the universe. With the help of a computer (in 1953!) they finish the job in three months instead of 15,000 years, after which... Humanity has long been preoccupied with knowing the name of god. Priests, magicians, and other charlatans tell the gullible ...

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Why Trans Life is a Necessary Cosmic Reality

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español At the end of the last post I admitted that  I certainly cannot prove that this higher level of Transcendent Life (Trans Life) exists beyond Real Live (RL) as RL exists beyond Second Life (SL). If it exists, then there is surely a path of transition from RL to Trans Life that is similar to the SL to RL transition, and our destiny is to transcend RL and occupy this new level by following the path of living truth. Follow me now into a domain of rational speculation and let me explain ...

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Becoming and Being an Avatar—Uploading Salvation

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español And so we come, at last, to the true meaning of salvation. It is common to think of this word as meaning escape from mortality, resurrection into an afterlife. Yet this also contains the idea of a personal change to observe a higher set of ideals, so that one overcomes bad attitudes and behavior towards others. I think the most basic concept of salvation is, however, salvation from uncertainty—the avatar's choice. If the avatar makes the single choice to engage the resident's will, or the output of a higher level cognitive process ...

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Becoming and Being an Avatar—Attaining Self-Consciousness

For more on Transhuman Erotic Freedom... También en español In our last post we explained how one can explore the Virtual Reality (VR) of Second Life (SL) as an avatar equipped with a wide range of physical characteristics and surface appearances. We suggested that endowing SL avatars with some form of Artificial Intelligence (AI) would support rational exploration of the different levels of human cognition and interactions across the hierarchy. Today, we consider what it would be like to personally experience the life of an SL avatar. Carlton Mellick explored this idea in the D&D game The Kobold Wizard's ...

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Our Call to Action

These grim numbers attest to the cost of unregulated hatred of a vulnerable minority when civil government fails: Over a ten year period, eight trans women were murdered in Washington, DC, out of a population of 600 thousand. No place in the nation had a larger proportion of its population murdered in anti-trans assaults. The DC trans murder rate is 75 times the national average. In the same period, ten trans women were murdered in California, out of a population of over 37 million. No other state in the union had a larger number of trans murders. The DC trans murder rate is 50 ...

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