Artificial Intelligence

Life as an Open System: Challenging the Mathematical View of Evolution

By Eric Platt / May 31, 2023 /

Recently I saw this tweet from Brian Roemmele. While I think Brian is a very interesting and creative thinker indeed (and I love Arthur C. Clarke as a science fiction writer), I would challenge the worldview put forth by Clarke in the video. 1964, Arthur C. Clarke on the next evolution of the computer. Love…

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The Matrix Resurrections and The Desert of the Unreal

By meestereric / January 7, 2022 /

The Matrix Resurrections and The Desert of the Unreal: A Philosophical Review Somewhere in a shop in the matrix world: [Bugs] It’s not something I can explain easily, but… But the moment he looked at me, I felt something… unlock my mind. [agent] Okay. Something like that happened to me. I saw this pattern… and…

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A Question of Sentience: What is Conscious and Awake?

By meestereric / January 11, 2021 /

There is a different use of the word “sentient” than in the culture at large, one that clarifies an important distinction between consciousness and the outward behavior of a bodymind. The question comes up, what is the status of consciousness in different states, such as sleeping, or deep sleep, in dreaming, or under anesthesia?  An…

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Intuitive Intelligence

By meestereric / August 16, 2018 /

“Ordinary intelligence is a cerebral function. It appears as the faculty of adaptation and organization. It allows complex problems to be handled by bringing into play a large quantity of givens. Linked to heredity and to acquired conditioning of the brain, it operates sequentially, in time. This kind of intelligence is responsible for performing math…

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Silicon Life, Consciousness, and Miraculous Intelligence

By meestereric / April 13, 2018 /

“Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” – Matthew 22:21 The following is based on a fascinating email exchange with a friend with an interest in science & technology, and a deep interest in spirituality. The origins of the dialogue was that it became ever more…

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