Moral Technologies: is it all talk?

By Vaike Neeme ‘A whole lot of sitting in circles and talking, and nothing comes of it.’ This is the kind of complaint that can be levelled at the Youth Section, or ‘The Section for the Spiritual Striving of Youth’ to give it its official name in The School of Spiritual Science. And I’m sure sometimes it’s true, and this could indeed be a description of the shadow of this kind of work. Brazenly though, it is also what the latest offshoot of the Youth Section in Australia is offering at Seed Australia’s second of three Moral Technologies conferences. WhatContinue reading

Lectures Orland Bishop

Videos following the 2017 Moral Technologies event with Orland Bishop in Melbourne Australia available here.

Nikola Tesla

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” – Nikola Tesla 1856-1943

Sir James Jeans

“The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter. We ought rather to hail it as the creator and governor of this realm.” – Sir James Jeans 1877-1946

Stephen Hawking

“We cannot quite know what will happen if a machine exceeds our own intelligence, so we can’t know if we’ll be infinitely helped by it, or ignored by it and sidelined, or conceivably destroyed by it…” – Stephen Hawking

Moral technologies now and in the future

By Stefan Nekvapil

Today I woke up, connected with friends and strangers from around the world, and then I got out of bed. We live in an extraordinary time; our maps use satellites to tell us where we are, our wars are waged with remotely operated drones, our surgeons use 3D printed body parts to repair us and we live and love through digital social spaces. The future is now! On the other hand, though, it isn’t. We’re still dying from cancer, dementia and car accidents, we’re still killing and mistreating animals for food and leather, we’re still producing our clothes in sweatshops across the world and we still can’t remember where we put our keys. Read more