Trialogue: Consciousness & Machines
Terence McKenna, Rupert Sheldrake & Ralph Abraham
A discussion on the evolution of consciousness as it relates to machines. Symbolic logic, nanotechnology and the possibility of a synthetic super-intelligence. Artificial Intelligence as a part of ourselves that could shape our evolution. Virtual computers as the source of the AI. Partnership or conflict between human and machine? How much control do we have in the evolution of machine intelligence? Challenges to the premises of the AI
argument. Quantum computers, machine-time and the possibilities of the World Wide Web.