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David Pearce
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"Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell."
(Karl Popper)
Let's hope Sir Karl is mistaken:
https://www.hedweb.com/social-media/2016.html


Happy Newtonmas to all sentient beings!

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"Christian burial service could have intended effect of giving people false hope of eternal life", says scientist? Not exactly...
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/18/top-uk-scientist-calls-for-restrictions-on-marketing-cryonics

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Despite my dark negative utilitarianism, I predict posthuman life will be animated entirely by gradients of superhuman bliss.
http://neurohacker.com/happiness-eludes-us-now/

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Kudos to anyone who says, "That's insane, let's experimentally falsify" rather than, "That's insane".
https://qualiacomputing.com/2016/11/15/schrodingers-neurons-david-pearce-at-the-2016-science-of-consciousness-conference-in-tucson/

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“The brain secretes thought as the liver secretes bile,” claimed 18th century French physiologist Pierre Cabanis. Materialist metaphysics hasn't progressed much further in the meantime. Alas both property-dualist panpsychism and non-materialist physicalism face huge challenges of their own, not least the phenomenal binding / combination problem...
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-superhuman-mind/201611/is-there-consciousness-in-everything

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Does HI rest on a metaphysical mistake? Are biological-genetic solutions to the problem of suffering a dead end?
http://reducing-suffering.org/dont-focus-hedonistic-imperative/


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Consciousness: a minor anomaly in the history of the universe or the key to the plot?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNnrLjIeaCo

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The Great Rebellion? Will we burrow down through nested layers of abstraction and confront our Simulators? Or does the idea that conscious subjects of experience can "emerge" at different levels of computational abstraction express a metaphysical flight of fancy?

http://uk.businessinsider.com/tech-billionaires-want-to-break-humans-out-of-a-computer-simulation-2016-10

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Only in the sense we should eradicate cannibals and meat-eaters...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIEUaaiAT4w&feature=youtu.be&
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