The tension between the way we feel with the way others perceive us is one of the most fundamental conflicts that every individual experiences. What are we really? What is “the Self”? Are our gender identities important? Are our identities helpful or harmful?
Super-intelligent AI is enough of a reality that Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates have all expressed their concerns– but can we create consciousness?
“We’ve come this far, because we are the smartest creatures that have ever lived. But to continue, we require more than intelligence– we require wisdom.”
– Sir David Attenborough, ‘A Life On Our Planet’
Our wild and imminent future not only pushes us to redetermine our sense of ‘place’, but also to broaden our perspective upon ourselves.
In this first part of a short series, I focus on how we come to ‘place’ ourselves in the face of our modern scientific understanding.
Mars colonies, Sentient AI, Climate Collapse, Overpopulation, Cybernetic Enhancements, Uploading Consciousness… What are the implications of such a possible future for us as individuals?
A look into artistic responses to the question of meaning, through photography and dance.
Is it really meaningful to talk about ‘meaning’ in the first place? Has our ability to label it as a concept tricked us into believing it is more real than it is? What would the consequences be if so?
A short piece on the power of an open mind, inspired by Bertrand Russell.
This month we’ll be considering things like ‘is meaning meaningful?’ and ‘is there any point in purpose?’
We are all programmed by society to believe purpose/meaning exist, and they greatly affect all that we do, but is this right?