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Mysterianism and the Question of Machine Sentience

Monday, 4 November, 2013

We are within perhaps a decade of creating computers that match and perhaps even dwarf the human brain in computing power, and that are capable of complex computations that may include something like reasoning and even a notion of self—what many would therefore consider to be autonomous, conscious machines. When we contemplate this, most of […]

The Singularity (Thoughts on Bifurcation, pt. 1)

Saturday, 20 November, 2010

“Who wants to live forever?” – Queen Transhumanists plan for the coming Singularity, the threshold of transcendence of biological mortality and of flesh-enslaved consciousness—i.e., posthumanity. Ray Kurzweil for example clasps his hands together and squeals that the first person to be immortal is already alive, and that we can right now (through diet and exercise) […]