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Tit_Transferencia mental y secularismo

Mind transfer and secularism

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Texto_Transferencia mental y secularismo

Mind transfer and secularism

seminar from group Science, Reason and Faith.
Leandro Gaitán. Pamplona, March 20, 2018.


Leandro Gaitán holds a PhD from Philosophy and is Professor at School of Education and Psychology at the University of Navarra. He is also partner intern of group Mind-brain of the ICS and member partner of the CRYF.


The major aspiration of the transhumanist movement is to extend life indefinitely by technological means, specifically through a procedure known as mind uploading. This procedure consists of keeping our minds fully operational after death by transferring them to a technological artefact, i.e. a non-biological substrate that allows man to emancipate himself from his bodily "confinement".

The seminar explains the methods of life extension promoted by the transhumanist movement, paying particular attention to the mind transfer method, and offers arguments to show the secularist matrix in which this method is embedded. Precisely, in its attempt to put immortality under exclusive human control, the project mind transfer takes the process of secularization to a level never seen before in history.