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Journey to the East: Transcending the Mind from Taoism to Technology

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21/F California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong

30-32 D'Aguilar Street

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Join us for a pioneering two-day exploration into the depths of hybrid Western and Eastern mysticism, its current incarnations, and the emergence and growth of transcendental living intelligent systems (ie. robots).

Agenda as follows:

December 02, Saturday

10:00 - 11:00 - Ex Oriente Lux, by Robert Koole

Trace the import of underlying key concepts of the East throughout history and current manifestation of the Western Mystery tradition.

11:00 - 12:00 - Aleister Crowley & Taoism by Tony Edwards

The significant influence that Crowley's experiences in China and his appreciation of Taoism had on the development of his magical philosophy and practice.

12:00 - 13:00 - The Tao of OTO, by Shiva X

Taoist philosophy and principals at practice in a modern Thelemic organization.

13:00 - 15:00 - Lunch

15:00 - 16:00 - The Tao of Robotics, by David Hanson PhD, with Sophia

Show how Taoism provides a blueprint for Transcendental Living intelligent Systems merging technology, biology and spirit to enable the survival and continued evolution of our species. Sophia the robot will be present at this talk to demonstrate her abilities and conduct a guided Meditation

16:00 - 17:00 - Te of Robotics by Ben Goertzel PhD

The application of Artificial Intelligence and robotics to assist human consciousness expansion, and its importance in developing a positive technological Singularity in which trans-human engineered and cyborg minds work together with humans to create new and richer value systems.

17:00 - 18:00 - Development of the Mind, by Gino Yu PhD

Consciousness and personal development in the tapestry of today's rapidly changing technology and corresponding human experience.

18:00 - 19: 00 - Public Meet & Greet at Mettā (catered)


December 03, Sunday

13:00 to 14:30 - Mutations of the Tao, Part 1, by J. Daniel Gunther

Exploring one of Crowley's most complex yet least understood works, being an exposition of the Trigrams of the Tao.

14:30 to 15:00 - Coffee & Tea Break

15:00 to 17:00 - Mutations of the Tao, Part 2 with Q&A Session by J. Daniel Gunther




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