Let’s Digitize Our Minds and Live Forever! Or… Maybe Not.

“Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.” – Susan Ertz “The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.” – Herb Caen Some futurists and … Continue reading →

Huw Price and the Existential Risk of Artificial Intelligence

Huw Price is the Bertrand Russell professor of philosophy at Cambridge University. In January 2013, the New York Times published an opinion piece he’d written, “Cambridge, Cabs and Copenhagen: My Route to Existential Risk”. Along with Jaan Tallinn and Martin … Continue reading →

Christof Koch: Could the Internet Learn to Feel?

In a new interview by Steve Paulson, neuroscientist Christof Koch, a self-described “romantic reductionist,” discusses the science of consciousness, including the notion that all matter is, to varying degrees, sentient. A few quotes from Koch follow. In answer to the … Continue reading →