On September 12 2010 I gave a talk in the Teleplace virtual world, on Cosmist philosophy and its implications for future technology, Singularity and the like. The Teleplace talk is online here:

telexlr8.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/ben-goertzel-on-the-cosmist-manifesto-in-teleplace-september-12/

The morning before the talk, I practiced the talk all by myself [with no one but my parrot for an audience] and recorded my practice session on video. So, this video here is my first ever attempt to give a talk on Cosmism ;) ... a historic occasion, haha ;D ;p ....

The Teleplace talk was a lot faster-paced and more exciting [having a real audience, even if only a virtual real audience, always energizes me]; and there were interesting questions and discussions at the end, focused mainly on the ethics of advanced AGI and how to prevent a bad Singularity. But this practice version (while maybe a bit too slow-paced) goes into more detail on certain points. Also bird-lovers may enjoy watching Abaca [parrot] walk around in the background ;-)

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