The Genomic Bodhisattva
"David Pearce wants to end your suffering. His manifesto The Hedonistic Imperative promises a future where humans live in high-functioning superhappy states devoid of pain and anxiety. For Pearce, the great shift to a hedonic society will come about by genetic intervention: Gene therapy will be targeted both on somatic cells and, with even greater forethought, the germline. If cunningly applied, a combination of the cellular enlargement of the mesolimbic dopamine system, selectively enhanced metabolic function of key intra-cellular sub-types of opioidergic and serotonergic pathways, and the disablement of several countervailing inhibitory feedback processes will put in place the biomolecular architecture for a major transition in human evolution.
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The Genomic Bodhisattva | h+ Magazine
Can a machine deliver bliss? Can technology induce Enlightenment? And can a man-machine hybrid, a cyborg, become Buddha?
Cyborg Buddha: Science and Spirit | h+ Magazine
IEET Cyborg Buddha Project
Trans-Spirit. Online discussion group
Daniel Ingram's Dharma Web Site. [How meditation is talked about, taught, shared and practiced that draws from the best.]
Enlightenment, the Self, and the Brain. Todd Murphy. video lecture (89 minutes). (Sept. 11th, 2008).
Spirituality & The Brain: Neurotheology, Magnetic Brain Stimulation, Deja Vu, Death, God, Sex, Love, and more. Todd Murphy.
Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha: An Unusually Hardcore Dharma Book. Daniel M. Ingram. (2008). London: Aeon Books
Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief. Eugene Aquili and Andrew Newberg. (2001). New York: Ballantine.
http://www.amazon.com/Why-God-Wont- Go-Away/dp/034544034X/ref=sr_1_1?ie =UTF8&s=books&qid=1246830953&sr=1-1
The Fourth Awakening. Rod Pennington and Jeffery A. Martin. (2009). Charleston, SC: Integration Press. [Thriller novel about intersection of tech and human potential.]