Day by day, humans come closer to recreating their universe in simulated form. That trend has ramifications for the origins of our universe, the meaning of life, and other theological, metaphysical, and moral questions. The possibility that humans live in a fertile universe--one capable, with our help, of reproducing itself--suggests that beings like us may have created this universe, too. Furthermore, the logic of evolution suggests that our universe, having been (super-) naturally selected to survive, will reward our efforts to help it reproduce. These and other considerations lead to the working hypothesis of recreational theology: We should try to recreate our universe.
Seven Steps Toward an Authored Universe, offers evidence that people very much like us created our universe, describes a research program for testing that claim, and argues that we would likely find great happiness in pursuing it the inquiry. Presentation at the Mormon Transhumanist Association 2016 Annual Conference, Provo, UT, April 9, 2016; video at https://youtu.be/swidctE3h2U
I do not believe in life after death; I believe in life until death. This testimonial explains, and extends an invitation to party in the far future.
The Opposite of Faith shows recreational theology embracing empirical evidence, logic, and the scientific method. But you may not believe the results....
Recreational Theology hypothesizes that our universe may have evolved to reproduce through human means and explores the theoretical consequences.