There’s an ongoing uploading debate in the comments with Aleksei Riikonen, Mark Gubrud, Giulio Prisco, myself, and others. The topic of uploading is the gift that keeps on giving — the dead horse that can sustain an unlimited beating.
There is a new open letter on brain preservation — sign the petition! Also, there will be workshops on uploading after the Singularity Summit 2010 this August in San Francisco. A big congrats to Randal Koene, Ken Hayworth, Suzanne Gildert, Anders Sandberg, and everyone else taking the initiative to move forward on this.
The MTA and the Transhumanist Alliance of Utah, a Utah student transhumanist group, are holding a Transhumanism & Spirituality Conference the 1st of October in Salt Lake City. James Hughes will be there, along with a Mormon literature/religion academic, Terryl Givens. There is a call for papers. I think that exploring the interface between transhumanism and spirituality could be interesting. Personally, I like to keep my “spirituality” mostly to myself, but I can see why people might want to talk about theirs.
One last thing: ghost hunting equipment. Harness the power of ghosts, take over the world.