(podcast) Spaceflight, metaphysics, religion, and our cosmic destiny
Yet another conversation with Cometan.
In the last two episodes of this podcast I shared my last conversation (two parts) with Cometan, the founder of Astronism. Here I’m sharing (with permission) the audio of my very first conversation with Cometan in February 2021 We discussed spaceflight, metaphysics, religion, and our cosmic destiny.
“Ending Season 1 of ‘A Conversation with Cometan’ is Italian cosmist and author of ‘Tales of the Turing Church’, Giulio Prisco! He and Cometan sit down discuss the present condition of human life and our spacefaring futures, both in the short and long terms. Giulio explains how the endeavour to explore outer space is not inconsistent with ongoing social justice and environmentalist movements while Cometan explains the Astronist doctrine of the ‘scope of man’ and why an emphasis placed on humanity’s relationship with the stars is integral to the success of our explorations of The Cosmos.”
While I’m not very optimistic on what will happen in the short term (remember how we got 9/11/2001 instead of Clarke/Kubrick’s 2001), I’m wildly optimistic on what will happen in the very long term. We’ll spread out there among the stars. Eventually we’ll re-engineer the universe and resurrect the dead, no less.
Future scientists will visit black holes, experiment with extreme physics, and make new awesome discoveries that will enable us achieve our cosmic destiny. Our destiny is to become cosmic engineers and do wonderful big things (like remaking the universe and bringing back the dead). Out there among the stars, we’ll gradually learn how to do these things. Perhaps we’ll also meet benevolent teachers, ultra-advanced civilizations that are much farther along the way.
Our present homework is to start walking “The sacred road the stars,” which is the title of Chapter 10 of my book “Tales of the Turing Church.” The chapter is expanded in my second book “Futurist spaceflight meditations,” which I was in the process of writing when this interview took place.