RE: omega-point-deity (was: from Italy about exi)

From: Michael LaTorra (
Date: Mon Jul 03 2000 - 20:26:21 MDT

Tipler's theory posits the future existence of a super-AI that uses the
energy of gravitational sheer from a collapsing universe to achieve
asymptotically increasing computing power (intelligence). This AI then
"resurrects" every person who has ever lived. This is accomplished by means
of perfect emulations that dwell in subjective eternity in conditions of
complete fulfillment (every dream coming true).

Tipler also asserts that this Omega Point intelligence is functionally
equivalent to God, and that all the world's religions have somehow intuited
that God *will be* (even if He does not now exist). Yet in a sense, Tipler
would say that this Omega Point deity already exists because Tipler claims
that It (or He) exerts back-action of the past in order to ensure His future
coming into being. Yes, that's right, Tipler believes in the future
affecting the past.

If you want to know more, check out "The Physics of Immortality" especially
the quite detailed "Appendix for Scientists" that provide the mathematical
physics behind Tipler's ideas.


Michael LaTorra

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Las Cruces, NM 88011-4823

-----Original Message-----
From: J. R. []
Sent: Monday, July 03, 2000 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: omega-point-deity (was: from Italy about exi)

Michael LaTorra writes,
>The writer, Mr. Formenti, says that extropianism is a
>cyber-anarchic-religious movement. Religious ? Thatıs because extropians
>at some deity (or some Buddhity). What is this omega-point-deity ?

Perhaps he means the SI (super intelligence) which emerges from AI.
See, for example,

When the graph goes to "10 billion times human intelligence" that might
imply an
omega point deity.

--J. R.

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