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.
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.
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