Bruce Duncan on Terasem’s Lifenaut Project: Be The Author of Your Own Story

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Posted on: November 20, 2013 / Last Modified: September 6, 2022

Last October I traveled to Vermont to visit the Terasem Movement Foundation and speak to its managing director Bruce Duncan.

I first met Bruce at the Idea City conference in Toronto where he shared the stage together with Bina 48. Needless to say, I was impressed by both of them and thus I couldn’t refuse an invitation to visit Terasem headquarters and interview Mr. Duncan in person.

Terasem Managing Director Bruce Duncan & Bina 48

During our 40 min conversation with Bruce we cover a variety of interesting topics such as the Terasem Movement Foundation – its name and its mission; Bina 48 and what Duncan has learned from her about being human in general and himself in particular; the Lifenaut project of capturing your mind file; the 2 Terasem Hypotheses; BNA‘s and Beme‘s; Fleshism and Terasem’s feature sci-fi film To Be: The Era of Flesh is Over; mind uploading and immortality…

My favorite quote that I will take away from this interview with Bruce Duncan is:

There is no better author of your story than you!

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Who is Bruce Duncan?

Bruce Duncan has been the Managing Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation Inc. since 2004. He has worked in the field of non-profit administration and education for over 25 years. He is responsible for overseeing the management and implementation of the research and educational outreach of the Lifenaut Project and other programs of the Foundation. He has taught conflict resolution at the University of Vermont and worked at Seeds of Peace, an international peace camp. He is also a filmmaker and has produced several independent films and documentaries.


2B – The Era of Flesh is Over

File created with CoreGraphicsHot new feature film about Transhumanism, mind uploading, and the merging of human consciousness with artificial intelligence, starring James Remar, Kevin Corrigan, and Jane Kim. The film premiered at the 2009 Woodstock Film Festival.

2B Film Synopsis: New York, soon. Technology’s exponential growth is fast and furious. Human life is in the process of being transformed. Mankind stands on the verge of reengineering its biology—merging with the incredibly intelligent machines it has created. Mia 2.0, the world’s first ‘Transbeman’ and her inventor, the eccentric Dr. Tom Mortlake, conduct a bold political experiment designed to prove that human reliance on the fragile flesh body is over and ‘eternal life‘ is at hand.

Set in the near future, “2B” portrays a familiar decaying world on the cusp of great transformation and awesome wonders. The script is based upon real science and evolving technologies. The ‘techno human’ conundrum is the hottest and most controversial topic of this century. This film is entertainment designed to jump-start the conversation about the moral and religious questions raised by the biotech revolution. What if you could die and live forever?


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