Yesterday the website for Global Future 2045 congress went live and I looked at the Speakers page. Credible researchers, like Dr. George Church, Dr. Marvin Minsky, Dr. Ed Boyden, Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro and Dr. Peter Diamandis, are mixed with self-realized Siddha masters, jewish mystical meditators and mahatmandaleshwars of the Juna Akhara Order of Hindu monks. This is beyond unacceptable.
This combination of researchers and religious activists will allow the organizers to promote their religious ideas whatever those may be. Substrate-Independent Minds has nothing to do with religion and faith. It is crucial not to transform Substate-Indipendent Minds in some sectarian idea of finding a soul.
Combining religious leaders and credible researchers discredits both the work of those scientists and transhumanist ideas.