Category Archives: Robotics

Animism, Neuroscience, and Information

Thanks to Naturalistic Pantheist Musings for pointing to this interview of Christof Koch in Wired Magazine. Koch is a neuroscientist who believes consciousness arises whenever a sufficient level of complexity arises in an information processing system. Advertisements

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Why the Future Needs Us Part II

Life finds a way – Prof. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park  The last question was asked for the first time, half in jest, on May 21, 2061, at a time when humanity first stepped into the light. – Isaac Asimov, The … Continue reading

Posted in Futurism, Human Evolution, Robotics, Time | 7 Comments

Why the Future Needs Us Part I

First let us postulate that the computer scientists succeed in developing intelligent machines that can do all things better than human beings can do them. In that case presumably all work will be done by vast, highly organized systems of … Continue reading

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